This is my only birthday in India, so we decided to celebrate all day, if possible.
It started with flowers at our door the night before. We didn't know at first who they were from.
We found out later that they were from Karthik, one of our Branch members who also drives cab for us sometimes.
Karthik and Selvyn brought them over on his bike (motorbike) and left them at our door.
That is so sweet! Thank you, Karthik.
This is my birthday gift from Jerome. It is a lovely chain with a heart and 'I love you' pendant.
I totally love it. It hangs quite long and is symbolic of our marriage. When you get married here, the husband gives his bride a gold chain and pendant. It is a tradition. Thank you so much, Sweetie!
The Birthday card on the right is from Jerome and is full of hearts. He knows how much I love butterflies, especially here in India. One morning a actually ran with some at the park.
The birthday wish on the left was taped to my computer screen when I got to work. It is from the assistants, Elder Sharma & Elder Vinck. Thank you, Elders!
I have taped these 2 wonderful messages into my Journal to keep to remember this day.
This beautiful bouquet of flowers arrived shortly after our day started in the office. They are gorgeous.
The red rose represents love, the yellow carnation stand for friendship and the green means forever. The white (Lily) stands for purity of our love. It is a great thought and very sentimental.
Later that evening we had Jonas and Sam and their families over for dinner.
I had so many nice comments and birthday wishes on Facebook, as well.
Turning 57 never felt so good, or lasted so long, across the world!
Thank you, everyone, for a fun and memorable day!