The Real Housewives of New Jersey alum turned 54 on Thursday, and to assist have fun, her buddies took her to lunch, the place they stunned her with a stunning, flower-adorned two-tier white cake that learn “Happy Birthday Jill.”
“Thank you to my girlfriends who made me go out to lunch the other day and surprised me with this beautiful cake,” she captioned a picture of the cake shared to Instagram.
Jill additionally thanked her daughter, Ally Shapiro, “for the beautiful post this morning. You know how to make a mama cry.” For her mom’s birthday, Shapiro devoted a heartfelt post to Zarin, in which she referred to as her “the strongest, most generous, and kindest person I️ know.”
Reflecting on the various blessings in her life, Jill stated that she is “most grateful to God who continues to give Bobby and me more time together.”
“When Bobby always said to me ‘cherish the moment’ I never knew the power of that message until now,” Jill wrote about her husband, who’s battling most cancers. “We continue the fight against Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer everyday and to astound his doctors with the strength and determination to defy all odds. Thank you to everyone for the texts, posts and messages. I read them all and they give me the strength to continue to fight everyday.”
Bobby, 70, was first recognized with thyroid most cancers in June 2009, when he underwent radioactive iodine remedy and had his thyroid eliminated. In 2013, the most cancers unfold to his lungs, and Jill exclusively revealed to PEOPLE final fall that Bobby had been diagnosed with a brain tumor and undergone Gamma Knife Radiosurgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
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In July, Jill revealed to PEOPLE that her husband was recovering at New York City’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer following a process after his well being “took an unexpected turn.” She stated that regardless of the unanticipated state of affairs, Bobby “is not going down without a fight.”
Thankfully, Bobby was released from the hospital, and Jill referred to as her husband’s restoration “nothing short of miraculous.”
“My heart is filled with such emotion everyday it’s hard to express. From the initial shock to the new ‘normal’ it’s been the most emotional time in our lives and couldn’t have gotten to where we are without help from many,” Jill wrote alongside a smiling picture of the couple.