Thursday, February 24, 2022

My Birthday Surprise by Pat Simmons

Each year, as I celebrate another birthday, it's not the gifts that make me happy, but the memories created, like enjoying breakfast out one hour before the sleet and snow hit St. Louis for the second week in a row. Then red roses that were delivered twice because of an error. No complaints from me.

My husband asked me what I wanted, so I told him a makeup mirror, not to master the art of contouring or sculpture my brows. I needed the 2x and 3x magnifying features to see how my wrinkles were faring.

There's more. A friend of mine who knows how much I enjoy sewing heard my frustration I after my machine was serviced, but my zipper foot attachment went missing. What did she do? Send me a 32-piece foot attachments with a DVD. I'm set now.

This year's memories include, learning a week later, my driver's license had expired on my birthday.  SURPRISE! After a two hour wait at the DMV, and missing two road signs, I removed my mask and took a new mugshot on record for 6 years!

Oh well, it's all about the memories, right? Has your license ever expired, and you didn't know it?


Pat Simmons is a multi-published Christian romance author of more than thirty titles. She is a self-proclaimed genealogy sleuth passionate about researching her ancestors, then casting them in starring roles in her novels. She is a four-time recipient of the RSJ Emma Rodgers Award for Best Inspirational Romance. Christmas Dinner was also an Emma Award winner for Book of the Year. Christmas Dinner and Here for You were featured in Woman’s World Magazine.


As a Christian, Pat describes the evidence of the gift of the Holy Ghost as a life-altering experience. She has converted her sofa-strapped sports fanatical husband into an amateur travel agent, untrained bodyguard, and GPS-guided chauffeur. They have a son and a daughter. Pat holds a B.S. in mass communications from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, and worked in various positions in radio, television, and print media for more than twenty years. Visit her at

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