I feel so humbled

OMG you guys, thank you so, so much for all the sweet birthday cards, emails, facebook-messages and calls for my birthday yesterday!

I don’t know what to say. It meant a lot to me that so many people thought of me yesterday, especially since my sister (first and foremost) and the rest of my family were so far away.

It still, even after a few years now, feels weird to not celebrate my birthday with my sister.
Obviously, we each never had a birthday to ourselves growing up and always had to share it with each other, but you get so used to it that it really feels strange if we don’t celebrate our birthday together.

So, as you already know, my day started off with cupcakes. Made by yours truly. From scratch (that is actually the first question I was asked when I brought them into the office “Did you make them?” – “Ah yes, why is this such a big surprise?”)
I had decided to not take the day off this year, because my birthday fell on a Tuesday, but in retrospect, I should have just not listened to my own stupid “rationality” and spent that day celebrating myself – not working 10 hours at the office. Oh well. We’re going to celebrate a little more this weekend :)

Here’s a glimpse of what awaited me when I got home:

Birthday gifts and cards

It was lovely to open the letters and packages (and there are some more on the way, as I was told!) of people who were thinking of  me yesterday!

One thing I want to mention though is (also as a precaution for future gift sending): ordering stuff off the Internet and taking the shipping-shortcut by having the gift directly send to the recipient is GREAT! I do it all the time.
Just make sure that there is either a) a note in the package with a little message from you and/or b) make sure to tell the person – that you’re having something send to –  IN ADVANCE what to look out for (a UPS package with so-and-so as the sender, an AMAZON-package,… ).

I happened to open two of my gifts prematurely – which I hate! I very much like the anticipation of opening my gifts on my actual birthday! – and I also received two gifts where I have NO IDEA who sent them.

If one of the gifts (not necessarily pictured) was from YOU – please come forward and let me know, so that I can extend my heartfelt and sincere gratitude to you. I’d feel awful not thanking you for a gift, just because I didn’t know it was YOU who sent it!!

Thanks again for all the LOVE you sent me! It really made my day!


  1. You are welcome! Hope you had a great birthday. You deserve it!

  2. Great to hear that you had such a nice day! There should be a little something coming forward today from me ;-) Big hug!

  3. I am so happy that you had a great birthday. You deserved it!!!

  4. i didn’t know it was your birthday, sorry i’m late…..


    i’m glad it was a good day for you!

  5. aw glad you had such a great birthday and hope you get to celebrate all weekend long :)

  6. I am a little bit late but I still send my best wishes to you and your sis! Happy Belated Birthday!
    Hope it was a great one ;)
    And as everybody know – birthdays should be celebrate the whole month! Enjoy!

  7. i’m sorry i didn’t specifically ask them to put a “don’t open before…” on the package :( will do the next time. for sure! but i’m glad to hear you still like the gift! :) HDGDL!

  8. Aww..{{hugs}} you are so loved…how wonderful! And, the gratitude is even more endearing! I’m so glad you had a great day even though you weren’t with your sister! It’s heartwarming when we see other people’s love and care for us! I’m glad you are my first real blog friend :) Hope you have a fantastic weekend!!

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