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You Say It's Your Birthday

You Say It's Your Birthday

October 3, 2012
By Catherine

October 3, 2012

October 1st was my 20th birthday. Although this was not the first birthday I've spent away from home, (I was on a gap year in Brazil over my 19th birthday) I was a little anxious that spending it away from my family would make it less special. Much to my delight, my "Luther family" put in a lot of effort to make it a great day!

Here are a few examples of the festivities:

  • On Sunday night, I arrived in my dorm room after studying to find my door completely decorated with freshly-baked brownies awaiting me inside. 
  • My mom had sent a lovely birthday card in the mail, and also arranged for the Luther Women's Club to drop off delicious cupcakes in my campus mail box.
  • I received a care-package full of cookies from my neighbors at home.
  • A group of friends and I went out for Chinese - I got mine for free!
  • I received a myriad of kind notes and small gifts from friends.
  • Dozens of kind Facebook messages and emails from friends (new and old) and family.

I was so surprised and grateful for the effort so many different people had put into making my birthday a special day, especially since my birthday is so early in the school year! Needless to say, these kind gestures left me with a lot of leftover food, but many of the girls on my floor have benefited from my birthday treats, as well!

Overall, it was a very nice birthday - even for it being on a Monday!

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