For today’s layout I’m using the Around the Table digital set by Paislee Press. This is one of those layouts that is bitter sweet for me. So many things were going on for us on this day. This is a layout in my October Daily album for October 15th. My husband and I got all our kids off to school in the morning and then we took the ferry to Vashon Island to say goodbye to a friend that was in hospice. He passed away last week, but on this day we shared a really good morning with him. The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day.
On our drive back home from Vashon I realized … wait for it … I forgot it was my husband’s birthday! *facepalm* I felt just awful and when my daughter got home she felt awful. We don’t do anything big for our birthdays (my husband and I), but we usually help the kids do something for us. Draw a sign up, make breakfast … something! So while my husband and the boys were watching TV in the family room, my daughter and I headed out to try to salvage what was left of the day. We surprised him after dinner with his favorite cake and some balloons. He has such a big heart, I couldn’t stand to go the whole day without celebrating him.
My husband and I are pretty lighthearted when it comes to this kind of stuff and really our focus was on seeing our friend. We go all out for our kids on their birthdays, but we aren’t into the big celebrations for ourselves. It was nice to end such a heartbreaking day at home with the kids celebrating their dad. I think we definitely all had a happy heart.
Life is short, celebrate daily.