Jenny’s smile lit the room. I glanced at her husband, Maxie. We exchanged expressions of victory.
We had prepared this birthday party and it was beyond perfect.
Jenny hugged me, then Maxie, and cried with happiness. It was everything she loved done the way she loved.
Maxie and I gave each other a friendly arm grab, then I stepped away, to the appreciation of my husband, Bob.
The guests were loud and cheerful, and Jenny was so happy.
I took a lot of compliments and off hand said, “Maxie did help…” with a kind of toss.
When we drove home, Bob was all compliments and my smile never wavered.
Once in, I went up to take off my clothes, take a quick shower, then lie on the bed, and dream.