Monday, February 22, 2010

A grand surprise

 My in-law family decided to surprise me with a congratulations party yesterday. I was more than surprised, I was floored, ecstatic, humbled, grateful, more words than I can conjure. "All of this for finishing a 5K?" Then it dawned on me: they care, very much, they really see how hard I have been working, and then I cried. So here is a public thank you for that most unexpected, most gratifying display of support. I felt so much love that my heart wanted to explode. For a few moments I was a champion! It was honestly one of the happiest moments of my life; I felt like Miss America, but better, and THicker! Thank you Mom A., from the bottom of my heart.


  1. You are loved by so many people! I'm so glad you have such a wonderful family too! You deserve to celebrate.

  2. Oh boon. I am so very proud of you. You are such a nice person, and nice people deserve good things to come right back to them. You are a champion!!!! And a great writer too. GREAT JOB!!!!

  3. What a great surprise! We are all rooting for you!

  4. That is so sweet! You deserve it!

  5. Great job! Did you do the pretty closed finger wave?

    What is really weird is that you look like Suz with your hair curled. Kind of like when we got Ally's valentine and the boys said "if you squint your eyes enough Ally looks like Andrew Hatch"

    By the way they love the card and I often find them pushing on the puffy hearts and when I asked what they were doing they said it was for "stress relief" Hahaha

  6. Bina - weird we look alike. I saw the pic and thought it was me with your curly hair.

    Hey congrats on the race and I'm glad you got a medal for it. I'm super stressed right now, want to eat a combo from in and out, but I'm taking your advice and will have just one hershey kiss and maybe 1 bite of ben and jerry's instead.

    keep inspiring us baner