Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Happy Birthday to You

I would add the bit about looking and smelling like a monkey, but she doesn't. Happy birthday Angel.





Graduation Day 1993. I remember that day so vividly. Standing in an unfamiliar place; the familiarity of the life that had gone before, the uncertainty of the life waiting ahead. My best friend has been with me through both. Growing up, sharing the turbulence of the teenage years, difficult times in both our lives: losses, loves, moves, children....

We are so in tune that our children were born almost exactly one year apart. Maddison and J.T. are winter babies with Maddison born one year and three weeks before and Abby and Hunter are September babies. Hunter is 1 year and five days older than Abby.

Do you know I don't even know her phone number? I just push the little button on my phone with her name on it. Tomorrow I will press the "Angel" button to call and say Happy Birthday! To say thank you for all the sleepovers, lunches and shopping trips. For the funny emails and the "just checking on you" calls. I will wish her a Happy 33rd year on earth and thank her for sharing all 33 of them with me. I look forward to a lifetime of friendship through ups, downs, PMS, menopause and weak bladders. Because I love her, even if she does have funky taste in shoes.

7 comments:

bluemountainsmary said...

happy birthday to your Angel - how lovely to have a lifelong friend like that!

Stomper Girl said...

Ooh, I love your graduation shot! You're both so pretty! Happy birthday to Angel.

Team SAK said...

Best wishes for a fabulous birthday Angel.

Fairlie said...

Happy birthday to Angel. I don't need to tell you how lucky you are to have a fabulous long-term friend like her, because it's obvious you already know.

Love the graduation pic!

Emma-Kate Castricum said...

School friends are the best friends. Because you've known each other since you were dorky kids ( I'm now a dorky adult) you never have to be anyone your not around them. My best friend from grade 6 (12yr old) and I are still best mates today and I know I can always tell her ANYTHING and she'll still love me. Your lucky to have each other. Hope she had a great day

Love the picture,

Em

peppermintpatcher said...

Happy birthday. It's lovely to read of you long and honest friendship.

rhubarbwhine said...

How special. I wish her a happy day too, and look forward to hearing tales of you both and some of your past history.

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