My hubby and I recently celebrated a significant anniversary. On that special day we were at our little cabin in the woods. Since we were unavailable to celebrate with others no parties were planned.

This past Friday night we were invited to attend a birthday party for a family member. The only instructions we were given was to arrive at 5:45 pm. All offers to contribute food for the gathering were turned down. After accepting the answers I never gave it any more thought.

We left for the party early, stopping along the way to pick up a few items at a local store. When we arrived at the party the driveway was already filled with cars. All of them were familiar. Being the last ones to arrive seemed a bit odd.

The two of us entered the home together. After removing our shoes we rounded the corner to the kitchen. From the kitchen we could see a room filled with decorations, flowers and guests. The color theme of the party was obviously red because almost all of the attendees were wearing red. The decorations and flowers were primarily red as well. We didn’t put two and two together until an explanation was provided for the color theme. As the realization set in we were overjoyed! How awesome to be surprised and acknowledged for our amazing milestone.

There was a time when we never thought we would make it this far. My hubby has had cancer two times. With the first occurrence we were told not to expect him to live more than ten years. He has now surpassed that milestone by five. Thankfully we have lived to experience this anniversary and will hopefully celebrate many, many more.

To our family and friends that follow my blog we extend a huge THANK YOU! We feel blessed to be honored with such an amazing show of love!

Here for your enjoyment is photos of the beautiful flowers we received.


16 thoughts on “Surprise!

  1. Cindy!!
    Ohh, what a wonderful surprise. Of course, I knew where the story was heading but I still hung on every word. When are they going to figure it out?!! How absolutely sweet, and how even more special since you thought you were never going to share it together. ~smile~ Just goes to show that doctors know lots but they aren’t the one in charge, calling the shots. {{Hugs}} a bunch for you both. ~smile~ Roseanne

    1. Roseanne, I know! It was a bit wordy and anyone that is at least half awake could have figured it out probably at the beginning of my story. 🙂 But what fun would that be? The gesture truly was a very kind show of love and appreciation. Being able to celebrate it in the first place is above and beyond our dreams. Every day is a gift. You are very right, the doctors can only go by statistics. Glad we showed them wrong! Gratefully, Cindy

  2. I don’t know what the milestone is, but it’s so wonderful you reached it. I hope there are many more to come!

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