I love celebrating people’s birthdays. Some of my favorite memories are from my birthdays when time with family and friends was made extra special. This Reddit User thought it would be a quiet birthday but was in for a great surprise to find out friends had fought through storms to spend time with her.
“For my 30th birthday this year, my husband asked me if I wanted to have a big party. I said no, I just wanted to hang out with him and a few friends and maybe go to dinner and get drinks. Keep it on the down-low.
We live in Michigan. My birthday is in January. The weather always sucks, but this year it was the Polar Vortex during my birthday week, and the weather was atrocious.
My husband told me six months before he had big plans for a surprise, and I needed to take Thursday and Friday off work.
On Wednesday of that week, he was really concerned about the weather—like, more so than you’d expect a normal human person to be.
That night, I got out of the shower and went downstairs where he told me he had drinks waiting.
He also had my best friend, whom he’d flown in from California. Her flight into Michigan had been canceled, and she’d flown into Ohio, where some of our other friends lived. They had her spend the night there, and my cousin drove ten total hours in one day, during a snowstorm, to pick her up and bring her to me.
I’ve never felt so lucky to have people who loved me so much they’d leave warm places and safe houses and spend hundreds of dollars just to see me happy.”