Friday, April 27, 2012

21 Forever

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.


  1. Cool story- Here's to many more happy birthdays to come, God Bless!

  2. Nice b-day surprise, give my props to Raj for the limo and thought he put into it.. you guys rock! Happy Birthday!

  3. Sounds like a wonderful Birthday! Maybe some Birthday, it will be the four of us sitting on a beach in Hawaii or Disney World, it's your Birthday, so you make the choice.

  4. Happy Birthday dear friend!! Miss you and hope you had a great day!

  5. Well it took me awhile, but I'm leaving a comment on this story for your b-day. I didn't know you sold real estate back in the day. Will you do it again, someday? You have a more than usual experience with different houses and moving.
    That sounds like an amazing birthday present. Very romantic!
    I loved talking to you on Easter. I can't wait to see you. Haha! I can't believe I'm going to be down there and miss you by only a few days : (