A few days ago, I made this list of things that I am thankful for in the last 40 years.
However, the week leading up to my birthday gave me more than I could have ever hoped for. What happened on my 40th went beyond my wildest imagination.
It started with a surprise from my brother who lives in Singapore. Lunchtime a week ago he asked me what I wanted for a gift. I told him I wanted an air purifier because I have a baby. Sadly, the one I saw on Shopee was sold out so I told him it's okay. He didn't need to get me anything.
Lo and behold, when M came home that afternoon, he handed me a box.
It seems that my brothers and M conspired to make this possible. I was SO HAPPY. I actually had tears because my brother who was in another country made an effort to surprise me. I felt so loved.
After, I received another surprise, this time from a member of my Diamond Painting group.
It contained two mystery diamond painting kits and I am so excited to see what it actually looks like when done. I was really surprised by this too because she never mentioned anything so imagine my shock when this came in.
Another friend of mine asked what I wanted and got me exactly what I said. It felt nice to just get what you want too.
ASUS also sent me a cake and it was so pretty!
Then, the 30th came, I turned 40, and a lot happened. I woke up and went to work, had a meeting with my San Francisco team, and then was surprised by my other brother with a box of the Fet Boys famous giant cookies and my coveted hoodie from ONE CHAMPIONSHIP.
He said that he chose to propose on my 40th birthday because they say that life begins at 40 and he wanted to formally begin a life with me. So there I was, engaged at 40. Who would have thought?
Afterward, I celebrated the day with family and friends who love me and gifted me with things that I love.