Well hello there everyone! My birthday is almost complete...just a mere 50 minutes left of it. Oh how sad. I wait for this day to come every year and now it's almost over. Time sure flies when you are having fun. You know what though? I'm OK with it being almost over though because that means I am seconds, minutes, hours and days closer to my final chemo treatment! Woo hoo. Let the countdown begin!
You all have no idea how much this birthday meant to me. Here I thought it was going to be the worst birthday I have ever had, but honestly it turned out being the best birthday I have ever had. I am not joking. It was better than turning 16 and getting a new car, it was better than 21 and being able to drink a Miller Lite legally for the first time and it was better than entering my dirty thirties. I am just turning 32, but having cancer while having my birthday was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. Words can't describe how I feel. Words can't describe what each and every one of you out there did for me on my birthday. You have know idea. I have cried so many tears over the last few days out of pure happiness, warmth and love in my heart, proudness of my strength and just pure amazement that I truly am blessed. Here come the tears again. See, you have no idea. I just hope that you know from the bottom of my heart how much it meant to me. Thank you so much.
My birthday was beyond amazing. I started off by going through emails upon emails, Facebook posts upon Facebook posts, texts upon texts...well, I got more texts than I ever thought I would...thanks Mom! Here's where HB EB comes into play...Happy Birthday EB (my nickname). Another plot played out so well by my Mom again. Hey, why not have everyone text me today with 4 simple letters, HB EB...it will make her day. It sure did! I kept getting those 4 letters all day long from numbers I have no idea who they were...but thank you all. It meant the world.
"Sex and the City 2" was AMAZING. I loved every minute of it. I was joined by amazing people too so thank you to all who saw the movie with me. Dinner was delicious at Pizzeria Bianco. I even got a few presents too that made my day even better. I really didn't expect anything, I mean the fact that I am still living through this crap is gift itself. But opening some amazing presents wasn't so bad either. Thank you Mom and Dad. How can I forget the beautiful flower arrangements I got today too. Thank you Hudson's and my chemo angel Mandy. Wow. I certainly am SPOILED. I was ever so excited to get home tonight too to check my mailbox. I knew it couldn't be possible that there would be more than 40 cards again and I was right, but man, there were still a lot, try 27. I have 2 packages waiting at the post office too that I will pick up tomorrow from my other 2 chemo angels, Sara and Mary. Total Birthday Card Count to date=111. Who gets 111 birthday cards! See people? See how amazing this is. Can you imagine how I'm feeling? It means the world. Like I said, words can't describe it.
So, as I embark on my 32nd year I just know that thanks to all of you, you have given me what I need to finish this chapter of my book. I can't wait till The End. It will be here before I know it.
Thank you all so much again. I love you all.
Love, Erin :)