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Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Courtesy of SuperMom's Other Half


As it was happening, I was vaguely aware of it. A sensation so surreal that even in the midst of it, I knew I would never be able to accurately describe it. Shock, elation, joy, dizziness, surprise. For the briefest of moments, I felt something glass-like expand within my soul, filling the space with an arctic warmth. No sound. A dull roar.

Fifty friends and family members applauded me on the arrival to my fifth decade. PC planned the whole thing — with assistance from MomGiraffe, DadGiraffe, and SuperMom. At first, the blur of faces began to crystallize into recognizable individuals. Which is when I realized that PepGiraffe (NY), JockBro & Syl (TX), and Ace & Bette (PA) were all present and accounted for! Yes, all of my sibs had flown into town for my surprise party.

And the feeling that I attempted to describe? I realized this past Shabbos, thanks to our scholar-in-residence, that it could be summed up in just one word.

sublime

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Wednesday, 16 February 2011 8:24 pm

    I LOVE that picture!!!!! So fabulous that the moment was captured like that. And sublime is a great word.

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Monday, 28 February 2011 10:14 pm

      Me too. I really was sooooooo surprised. And I am so glad that it was captured on film…er, memory card.

  2. Wednesday, 16 February 2011 9:33 pm

    Much (though belated) love on this special birthday!

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Monday, 28 February 2011 10:14 pm

      Thanks, L!!!! I LOVE being forty 😉

  3. Vered Harris permalink
    Monday, 28 February 2011 10:40 pm

    That is really the perfect picture. I can’t believe he caught it so perfectly. What a happy moment. xo.

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