the best surprise

I was snuggled up in bed, sound asleep. Still in the same position I'd fallen asleep in, which means I was sleeping hard. I thought I heard something, but couldn't make out what it was. And then I felt something. I opened my eyes.

There was a face right in front of me, but it didn't make sense. I must be dreaming. I closed my eyes tightly and pulled my sheet over my head. After a few moments, I pulled back the covers and peeked again. And as my eyes came into focus, I realized I wasn't dreaming. My sweet friend Tracee---who lives in Virginia!--- was next to my bed, her face inches away from mine.

I looked over at the doorway and saw Ked standing there. Trying to make sense of it all, my eyes bounced back and forth between my two friends. Being so eloquent when I first wake up, all I could think to say was, "What the frick!?"

Next thing I knew, Tracee was hugging me. And I was smiling really big.

My friends masterfully pulled off the best surprise I've had in a very long time. And I am not easy to surprise. They made me feel completely and totally loved.

And that is officially the best way I've ever been woken up.