October 29th, 2013 | Uncategorized
I am so terribly thankful to everyone (near or far) who helped make my birthday my best one yet!! Words cannot adequately describe how thankful I am for the people that surround me. I can honestly say, my 23rd birthday was by far my best and most memorable to date. Not because of any material thing, but the thoughtfulness and generosity of my amazing friends and family.
It started with my fellow Victory Scholar and roomie, Katie, who decorated our apartment Friday night with “Happy Birthday” streamers AND banners that were not only pink (my favorite color), but also Disney princesses. She knows me so well!
The next day, after coaching our KUBS Under 17 girls to our second win of the season, I was surprised again with the wonderful thoughtfulness and generosity of the team when they sang to me, baked me a cake and brownies AND gave me a very official-looking dry erase board. We also had a little pizza party/team-bonding session following the Under 12/13s games. They helped to make my day amazingly special; I really couldn’t ask for a better group of girls!
Just when I thought things couldn’t get any better, Sunday after a tough loss against fellow Victory Scholars Kerri and Brittany, my own teammates surprised me with a cake, singing, baked goodies, AND a Claddagh ring (which I have been saying I want since I got to Ireland). Again, I am so lucky to be a part of such a great group of girls. It was the silly little things, like the personalized messages on my cupcakes, that really touched my heart.
All of that would make for a pretty great birthday, right? Add in the fact that nearly all of my fellow Victory Scholars descended upon Dublin for the festivities made an already amazing weekend even better. Many of us hadn’t seen each other since August when we all headed to our respective schools. It was great to be reunited and catch up. We had an absolute blast!
As I said before, it was absolutely the wonderful people I am surrounded by that made this birthday the best one yet. I look forward to what my Jordan (23) year will bring my way and am thankful beyond words that I get to share a good portion of it with so many amazing people. #SPORT #CHANGES #LIFE