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How would you have reacted?

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nadateturbe Tue 22-Jun-21 07:59:59

70th birthday. Husband smiling said There's another present in the kitchen. I walked in and there stood my son and partner whom I haven't seen for 3 years and my daughter whom I hadn't seen 18 months. Everything suddenly seemed unreal and I cried for a few minutes. Husband had to get me a drink. I was almost trembling. It was such a shock. I feel so stupid now for behaving like that. Why did I not just snile and say What a wonderful surprise!

Aveline Tue 22-Jun-21 08:05:23

It certainly was a wonderful surprise but also a huge shock!! I'm sure you recovered quite quickly and they would all understand. I hope the rest of the day went well and you had a lovely time with your family.

sodapop Tue 22-Jun-21 08:06:11

Congratulations on your big birthday nadaturbe thankswine

What a wonderful surprise to see your family like that, no wonder you were overcome with it all. Many of us would react in the same way, its been such a difficult time and now hopefully it is almost back to normal. I'm sure your family understood how you felt. E joy your day.

rosie1959 Tue 22-Jun-21 08:06:26

Because you are human what a lovely surprise enjoy your time together

Baggs Tue 22-Jun-21 08:06:48

I think your reaction was perfectly natural. Emotions are allowed. I hope the subsequent hugs helped as well as the drink flowers 🥂

baubles Tue 22-Jun-21 08:10:12

What a lovely surprise for you but of course you were rather shocked and overcome with emotion. I hope you had a smashing birthday. Many happy returns thanks

NotSpaghetti Tue 22-Jun-21 08:31:58

I would have wept too.
How lovely though.
Weep away. Xx

ginny Tue 22-Jun-21 08:43:07

I would probably have reacted the same way.

Enjoy ! X

crazyH Tue 22-Jun-21 08:51:02

How lovely for you !! Happy Birthday Nada 🎶🎂🍾🎈💐

Froglady Tue 22-Jun-21 08:59:12

How lovely and no wonder you reacted the way you did! Which ever way you react is the right one for you!

timetogo2016 Tue 22-Jun-21 08:59:23

I would have reacted the same,and theres no shame in tears.
I hope you had a lovey time and a very happy 70th birthday.

JaneJudge Tue 22-Jun-21 09:00:45

Happy birthday smile please don't worry about crying!

nadateturbe Tue 22-Jun-21 09:01:57

Oh thank you everyone. You've really helped. And thanks for the birthday greetings. You're all so thoughtful. flowers

Luckygirl Tue 22-Jun-21 09:05:00

Sounds as though you picked the right hubby!!

Happy Birthday!!

Ro60 Tue 22-Jun-21 09:06:04

Happy Birthday 💐
Probably would have been the same - human nature.

BlueSky Tue 22-Jun-21 09:40:41

To be honest I don’t like surprises even nice ones because they can be such a shock. So your reaction was more than justified but I’m sure you enjoyed it afterwards! flowers

Thorntrees Tue 22-Jun-21 09:57:30

What a lovely surprise,your reaction was perfectly normal. On my 70th birthday,two years ago we had arranged a family lunch at a local pub- DH,DD1,SIL plus 2 DGC. When we arrived there was my other DD who lives in Canada who we hadn’t seen for two years,I cried too. Hope you had a lovely day with your precious family.

Callistemon Tue 22-Jun-21 10:03:43

Happy birthday nadateturbe flowers

I'd have reacted in the same way too, all that pent up emotion!
Have a lovely day with your family

mumofmadboys Tue 22-Jun-21 10:04:23

Lovely surprise! I would have cried too. Thoughtful DH! Happy 70 th!

shysal Tue 22-Jun-21 10:05:38

I am in tears just having read about it, so would expect nothing else from you. How lovely for you! flowers

Callistemon Tue 22-Jun-21 10:06:25

Oh dear, I have tears in my eyes too, haven't seen some of my family for nearly two years either.
Your DH deserves a big hug too.
Enjoy your time with them

Teacheranne Tue 22-Jun-21 10:06:27

I bet your visitors loved your tears, it showed how much you have missed seeing them! What a lovely birthday surprise.

henetha Tue 22-Jun-21 10:19:42

What an amazing surprise for you. I can understand your reaction though. I too have a tendency to burst into tears at things like that. I bet they were quite amused (in a nice way) at your obvious delight.

DiscoDancer1975 Tue 22-Jun-21 10:33:39

I was shocked just reading it! How lovely, but understand you completely. Now you’ve composed yourself, enjoy😊

TrendyNannie6 Tue 22-Jun-21 10:39:44

How great was that! Hope you had a lovely time