Journal - May 28, 2009 (Thursday) Day +319by Sheri Nocelli on 06/14/13
Well, Here I am a year older!! My birthday was Tuesday, and I'm 25 years old. It's so amazing everything I've experienced in my 25 years... and I am so thankful to be here celebrating my first birthday after transplant... I am here, feeling good, with my family, and that is the only gift I need.
Saturday we had a big show in Demarest NJ, a benefit concert for the Smile Forever Foundation. The show went really well, it ran like a well-oiled machine, no stress, lots of fun and very successful, the foundation raised a lot of money, and that makes me so happy that they did so well. The guys were great as usual; I always look forward to hanging the guys. With Frank (stage tech) and Mya (stage hand/ merch), it was like a big family event more than work which is the way it should be! My mother and brother also were able to make it down from New Hampshire to see the show, which was awesome, I love performing for my family whenever I can. Lucien and I performed the opening act, doing songs from Deal With It. It was a lot of fun, and I'm so, so happy that everyone that was there from the cast and crew are like family, it just makes it so much more enjoyable.
Sunday was a blast; we had a small joint birthday party for Luciana and myself. Mom and Scott were here (Dad was sick and had to stay home.) Lucien's parents came down, Kathy and Mya and Joe too (the neighbor). It was really small, which is all we could handle really but a lot of fun. My brother helped us get the stairs into the pool, and then he jumped in. I couldn't help it! I missed swimming SO much, so I jumped right in! And yes, it was freezing, but so worth it!! We had a nice BBQ, then cake which I made for Luciana, it was really good, it had a strawberry and a chocolate layer.. It kinda was just a fun big birthday cake, with no theme : ) After cake, we got Luciana into her Birthday gown while she opened presents. I love this dress and wanted to see her in it as much as I could! She got great presents from everyone, thank you everyone for everything!!! (And for my presents too of course!!) Her big gift was an American Girl, Bitty baby twin; she's so cute with dark brown hair and pigtails. Luciana loved her right away and started walking around the house with her in the stroller. It was perfect, just what I had hoped for.
It's been a crazy week otherwise with regular craziness, which I won't get into - it'll all work out. I'd rather not think about some things, and just keep up on the positives. I am just looking forward to the weekend, and hoping that things stay good and calm. I go to the doctor on Monday, so I will update then!