Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy Birthday, my friend!

Psssssttt. Want to know a secret? Today is someone's birthday! Someone very special. Can you guess who it is?

This person is one of the funniest people I know. She is also a talented writer. You may be familiar with her blog. The way she tells a story is even better than the way she writes. She can make me literally want to roll on the floor laughing.

We have been friends for a few years..... ok, ok... it only seems like a few years but, in reality, it has been almost 30 years!

In all those years, we have never once, not even for a nano-second, run out of things to talk about. It doesn't matter if I have seen her the day before or two months before. Sometimes we don't even need words to communicate. A look can speak volumes!

She is an amazing mother. When I had my son, I didn't need a "how-to" book. I just watched her!

She is a "shirt-off-of-her-back" sort of person. As a newlywed, she opened her heart and her home to her husband's younger brother. That is just one example of how she puts others before herself.

She is a great person to go on an adventure with. Our trip to New Jersey, Washington DC and Richmond VA is a great memory. Can you imagine three young naive girls on the road? We were in our early twenties and I don't think any of us had been out of the State of Maine without our parents before. We got lost but navigated our way back to where we were supposed to be without panicking, we broke the rules about not eating in the car and, most of all, we had a blast!

She will break the law with you if the situation warrents it. We broke my car out of a parking garage one evening. Who knew that the parking garage closed at 10:00 pm?

I don't remember ever being angry with this person. How could I be? She is perfect!

So, have you figured out who it is? I will put the answer in comments so you can guess.

My friend, may this be your best birthday yet. I know that things have been hard for you these past several months but I believe that the best is yet to come for you as you start a new chapter in your life. If anyone deserves good things, it is you.

Boys may come and go but a great girlfriend is forever! Love you!


  1. Go over and wish Mary Ellen at www.adoptingme.blogspot.com a very Happy Birthday!

  2. Hey! I was trying to ignore my birthday this year.

    Seriously, though, what a nice thing to do. You make me sound much better than I actually am! Love you, too, my friend.

  3. Thanks for the heads-up!
    I'm on my way!

  4. what a fun birthday surprise for a friend!

  5. YOU must be a fantastic friend, too, I suspect. Thanks for letting me know about her day:)

  6. what a great post! I hope your friend has a great new year.