As a family tradition we always do extravagant decorations for each others’ Birthday. When I was awakened by my mom on Saturday morning (my birthday) can you guess what awaited me in the living room? A garden party! My siblings made at least a hundred tiny flowers and put them everywhere. On the dining table was a checkered tablecloth and picnic-like table settings. Bouquets of colorful flowers brightened the room. On one of the side tables was a group of potted plants (my Birthday present); they bought me the most adorable soft fern you ever saw, two types of budding cacti, and a miniature bonsai tree! I was so surprised! They could not have picked a better theme for the decor. I love gardening, and sorely miss the one I enjoyed in my house in Kansas City. I had a wonderful birthday enjoying all the decorations and plants. If you also enjoy gardening you can imagine the fun I had re-potting my birthday presents, watering them, and keeping them up the last few days. This morning I was pleasantly surprised to find two of my plant’s had bloomed. I was thrilled and thanked God again for the joy I found in His beautiful creation!