...that count in a big way.
Today I turned 47. It was a day like any other -- getting the kids up in the morning, getting them to school, picking up groceries and running errands, dealing with the household, etc.
I got homemade b'day cards and email b'day cards; I got Facebook birthday greetings; I got telephone calls from siblings.
There was no option today to go out and celebrate this birthday, but I did celebrate it when I answered the phone just after 8:00 this morning to hear my mother singing me "Happy Birthday" and then my father getting on the phone to wish me a happy birthday and many other blessings.
Having my parents in my life makes for two of the greatest "presence" of all!