For my 19th birthday, my best friend Sarah planned a sweet surprise. She had made all of our friends (on campus at Mary Hardin-Baylor University) swear to secrecy, buy a rose, and meet up for a surprise birthday party in my honor. In addition to a beautiful diverse bouquet of roses, I had the precious memories of my friends caring for me in my first year away from home. It remains the only surprise birthday party I've ever had.
Fast forward 12 years. Sarah lives in Fort Worth with her husband of 7 years and their 2 little boys. While we were in each others' weddings, we haven't been very close since life got busy. But back in January I was able to visit her briefly and reconnect. Then, her husband calls me and says "Hey, I'm planning a surprise party for Sarah. Would you like to come?" Um yeah!!
So my 31st birthday present was a night off from the kids, as Chuck and I traveled up to Fort Worth to attend her party.
On the way, we stopped at this famous hole-in-the-wall kinda place called the Czech Stop.
It was delicious!
Then we got to the party. This was the banner Sarah's husband had made. So sweet!
And he pulled it off! There were about 25 people there, and she was completely surprised!
This was just after she came in...
Chuck and I had a blast having dinner and hanging out with Sarah and her friends and family. We spent the night in a hotel, then Sarah invited us to her house the next morning for breakfast.
It was a great birthday, for her and me both! Sarah, I'm so thankful for your friendship!