birthday fortunes

May 15 was Jason's birthday (you're 26 dude!) and he spent it in the hospital—just overnight because he was dehydrated and they needed to make sure he was up to his portion of the IVF process... the ever–dreaded TESE (no comment. look it up).

To celebrate his birthday we ordered takeout from PF Changs, because it's Jas' very fave and because when birthday-boy is also hospital-boy he pretty much gets whatever he wants.

After devouring the delish Chinese dinner we each took our fortune cookies.

I cracked mine first. It read:
"You will soon be going on a fun road trip with friends or family."
I said that sounded like it could maybe be in a U-Haul... all the way to Duke?... No? Alright, whatever, I ate the cookie anyway.

Then Jason cracked his. It read:
"You will soon witness a miracle."

And nobody really said anything for a second—the simple message ringing in our ears.

I think the real lesson here is: expensive Chinese food equals much better fortunes.

Or maybe: sometimes our fortunes can be told in cookies? maybe all the prayer and support and faith and worry and love and work will lead to a happy miracle at the end of this, our biggest adventure yet.

Something told me it was so.

In any case that fortune found its home by my sweet penguin friends on my desk. And I think I'll be hanging on to it for a while...


Charlotte said...

This is such a sweet post, you guys are so inspiring

Also, those penguins are awesome

Unknown said...

Your story is so inspirational! I hope he has=d a very happy birthday!

You two are the cutest!

jacquelyn | lark & linen said...

I know it's silly, but I've witnessed a NUMBER of fortunes come true in my day. One in specific belonged to a friend and read: your dreams will come true in two months. Two months and two days later she received the job and opportunity of her life/of her dreams. I believe in fortune cookies!!! Wishing you both the very very best and happy belated to Jason

Unknown said...

Wow! That fortune would have left me speechless too, all considering. Thinking of you guys and sending positive vibes your way!


ashley said...

once again i have learned something important from you guys. i have been learning important things from jason my entire life and i think it is absolutely wonderful that ever since you met him i have been learning from you too ger! you two are the best and i love you.

Nycole said...

Wow. That gave me chills. So great.

kate said...


praying for you two.

Cassie said...

I love that story. I think I recognize those Mr. & Mrs. penguin friends.

Cassie said...

Forgot to also say that I love the soft pink peonies. I havne't gotten any planted at my new house yet.

April said...

Yes!!! Beautiful post, my dear. Thinking positive, good thoughts for you two (or three, or maybe even four). :)

Syd.elise said...

thanks for the teary eyes :)

Megan Marie said...

i totally believe in those things. wonderful!


Unknown said...

"Our fortunes" can most definitely be told EVERYWHERE we look! This is such an inspiring 'sign' (as I refer to them) and one worth holding on to. Let this cookie message fill your hearts with hope and happiness! Thank you for sharing your wonderful story.

Jamie Lynn said...

How incredible! I think that fortune found its way to the right owner :) I'll be sending lots of love, thoughts, and prayers your way.

jalene said...

I hope the fortune is right!!


PF's is Linc's favorite restaurant too! It's our birthday/anniversary restaurant. :)

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Unknown said...

Oh my gosh, just reading about your fortunes gave me chills. A miracle sure did happen. ♡♡♡