Weekend Recap - A Surprise Party

This weekend was a true shocker! My birthday is on Christmas Eve so I’ve had 20+ years of horrible birthdays and tear filled disastrous parties. After a particularly horrible one last year I told Mark, no more, I wanted to do half birthdays from here on out and leave the days of bad birthday behind…then I forgot about it for 7 months. 

This Saturday my BFF took me out for brunch and a long stroll around my neighborhood. Trying to walk off the afternoons drinks we headed back to my place. I told him I would grab him some herbs from the deck and when I rounded the corner I literally got the surprise of my life. Almost EVERY single person in my life friends and family I hold dear and close were there, ALL TOGETHER for the first time ever. 

I thought I was still drunk from brunch. 

But, the shock didn’t end there. Mark let me know my FAVE clients were on their way into play a show for me at my local bar then, walked in my friend Nora. I haven’t seen Nora in 4 years at least she was my room mate for a couple years way back when I lived in the lower east side. She moved to Dubai many years ago and she’s never met G. She walked in and the water works started to flow. She. Was. There.

Now, you have to know something about me. I’m a creature of habit, I have my routines, I think everything out way in advance which is why I’m impossible to be surprised. I can smell it when something different is in the air. But not this time, a night of many firsts. Mark really impressed me with this one, I mean he really, really, REALLY pulled it off. He did such a great job!  THANK YOU MARK!

The rest of the night is a giant blur filled with champagne, presents, cake, music, and even more friends showing up. I have to say through this exhaustion I gained over the weekend I’ve never felt so loved. I felt what it was like to have a real birthday for the first time in my entire life. 

So officially my birthday is now September 3rd and all of those stupid years are in the past. Sept 3rd, I just keep saying over and over in my head. 

Kirby Costa Campos