Today is my birthday. I've never really liked birthdays. I would prefer to forget them. I do have some great birthday memories though, and one of the best ones was my 21st.
On my 21st birthday I closed my first sale as a new real estate agent. When I arrived home, my husband told me not to change, that we were going out to celebrate. But then he said we shouldn't leave yet and so we just sat there on the couch. I wasn't sure what we were waiting for. Every once in a while he'd get up and look out the door but whenever I would get up to go, he would motion me back down and say, 'Not yet.' I was fairly confused until he said 'Okay, let's go!' When a got to the door I saw what he had been watching for. A beautiful, light cream stretch limo was waiting in the driveway. Inside were red roses and champagne. The driver took us to Olive Garden but I was again confused when my husband had me stay in the limo and then came back with a take-out order. As we pulled away from the restaurant he produced a video and popped it in under a TV in the limo. It was a romantic movie. We ate our dinner and watched the movie while the limo driver took us on a scenic tour in Dallas, a beautiful sight with all the night lights twinkling. It was such a special night. My husband has always done a wonderful job of making me feel special, but especially so that night. In fact, I still feel special every time I remember it.