First came the balloons.
The husband had a hard time waking her up at midnight to cut the cake (notice the puffy eyes).
And the surprise party.
With a surprise guest (who braved the sudden downpour to attend). He was pleased to see her wearing the dress he had bought.
The birthday girl went home with gifts galore.
The celebrations continued with dinner in a nearby restaurant. She gorged on kebabs.
She went to sleep feeling thankful for all the people who loved and cared about her.
She did not for a minute think of her age.