• advent journal: caught by surprise

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    Last weekend I said something to Ginger about Thursday Night Dinner and she said, “We aren’t having dinner this week.” Knowing it was my birthday eve and knowing her penchant for birthday surprises, I took her statement at face value.

    i spent the day writing and came home to find out we were going out. We went to Piedmont, a nearby restaurant, for appetizers and then Ginger said we had about twenty minutes to kill before the next event. We came back to the house to find a table filled with friends who had brought food of their own this time and we had a wonderful evening together.

    I am writing tonight out of pure gratitude. I am ending my fifty-eighth year surrounded by friends and family. I do have to say it now: it’s been a good life all in all. It’s really fine to have the chance to hang around. On to the next chapter.



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    8 Responses to advent journal: caught by surprise

    1. anndupree
      December 11, 2014 at 11:41 pm

      Happy Birthday, Milty. I really like your choice of music.

    2. Courtney McLaughlin
      December 12, 2014 at 12:06 am

      Happy Birthday! May the next 58 be as much fun and rewarding and love-filled and as much a blessing to others as your first 58. God bless you and Ginger and your birthday! Celebrations abound!

    3. December 12, 2014 at 7:34 am

      Many happy returns of the day!

    4. December 12, 2014 at 7:39 am

      Whatever the “next chapter” brings, we will enjoy reading it with you. Happy Birthday from all the Dolbows. We have found such joy in North Carolina, especially in the friends like you. Happy birthday, Milton.

    5. carrotmusic
      December 12, 2014 at 7:57 am

      Happy Birthday. oh fellow Decemberite! Thanks for sharing the John Denver tune; he has long been a favorite of mine.

    6. Marilyn Tanner
      December 12, 2014 at 9:27 am

      You are very lucky. And you deserve it all! Relish in the feel good.

    7. Kelly
      December 12, 2014 at 9:53 am

      I’m sorry we couldn’t be with you last night. Enjoy your day, Milton. I’m enjoying mine, too! (wink).

      • December 12, 2014 at 9:56 am

        Thanks, Kelly. Happy birthday!

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