This week I had my yearly cancer checkup. I haven't had cancer in 15 years but every checkup has a nerve racking quality. This year was different. I was talking with the teacher I work with about calendar events. She asked me when my birthday was, I quickly said Dec 14. Then I continued on the information about my doctor appointment on September 14. Yup. They had a birthday party for me at school on the day of my doctor appointment. It was a mistake. Wow. I felt cherished and wanted. It was an awesome feeling. I still have the Happy Birthday balloons up in my dining room. I look at them and feel happy all over again. It was a serendipitous error that turned my awful day into an awesome day. I offered to give back the presents but they told me to keep them. The notes in the card lifted my spirit at a time I feel very low. I am thankful for the teacher and students I work with. It was an awesome day I will remember with happiness in my heart.