Sunday, August 19, 2007

Best Friends


My dear friend Angel turns 32 on August 20th. We have been friends almost our entire lives, ever since we were in nursery together crawling around on the purple carpet and playing with the oversized cardboard bricks. We have shares joys and laughter and endured our sadnesses together. Together we spent hours playing and pretending at her house and mine. We snuck into the kitchen for late night ice cream and stayed up late sharing our thoughts. I have even made many a trip to the bathroom in the middle of the night (you have to have the world's smallest bladder) because our long, dark hallway was too scary to make the trip alone. We experienced the bad 80's perm, the mean high school French teacher and first boyfriends. We have cruised the streets of our hometown in the family sedan singing along to the radio as loudly as possible and dreaming of "the one". Rob swears my voice changes when I talk to Angel on the phone. It does. We have our very own dialect.

We aren't exactly alike. And I have to say I am insanely jealous of her ability to take something inexpensive and make it look tres chic, whereas on me it would just look cheap. I would give my right arm for her gorgeous thick hair and I hate, hate, hate that she can eat one bite of something and put it down with an: I'm full.

For my children, the thing I wish most for them in life is A) the courage to follow their dreams and B) a great love and C) a best friend. Happy Birthday Angel. I loves you! (The picture above is of Angel holding a freshly hatched J.T. for the first time. The quality is crap... it is an old picture that was scanned. I found a new one, but can't get it loaded. I'll post it later.)

8 comments:

Angel said...

Hellodid!! Thank you so much for that!! I cried. You are the best. I am so lucky to have you as my best friend. That is the best present I could ever receive.

crafty said...

Beautiful.

Aunty Evil said...

A true and loyal best friend is one of life's gifts.

precious pink pumps said...

nothing like a best friend.

Rob said...

Happy Birthday Angel. A true and sincere best friend is truly something special and I am glad that you are always there for Melinda. And its also quite entertaining to listen in on the Angel/Melinda speak which is almost english but different enough to warrant its own category. ;-)

Angel said...

Thanks Rob!! When I think back of every good memory that I have Melinda is in just about every single one. She is really a special friend. I wish I could see her more often.

caramaena said...

Happy birthday Angel :)

Fairlie said...

What a lovely post. You are both lucky to have such an enduring friendship.

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