Friday, April 27, 2012

a special kind of day...

"a friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity" (i have to admit, when i first read this verse you couldn't convince me that this didn't mean that a brother was born for arguments. but i digress...)

as the message puts it, 
"friends love through all kinds of weather, and families stick together in all kinds of trouble." (proverbs 17:17)

a friend loves.

not "puts up with" or "likes you most of the time"--loves.

i've been blessed with some amazing friends in my life, friends who, despite the years and miles between us, i love and who i know love me.

one of those friends,
this redhead over here--->
is having a birthday today!

we don't get to spend a whole lot of time together (very little, to be honest--we're lucky to see each other every couple of years, something that needs to change...), but when we do get together it's like we haven't been apart. 

a friend loves at all times (through all kinds of weather)...

through first crushes--even on the same boy
      
line dancing, karaoke to deana carter, and hidden cameras
 

honeyballs and blue and green tongues
     
rumors and misunderstandings, even big, massive, ugly ones

junior high ('nuf said)
     
boyfriends and breakups

science olympiad--because we were cool like that!
     
opposing swim teams

tennis and cheerleading...basing together (craziness!)
     
church camp

college with miles between us
weddings and relationships, both the good and the bad
     
moves

babies
     
sushi (even if yours is deep fried...)

thanks for being my friend and loving me through all of it.
i love you, chica! happy birthday :0)  

1 comment:

  1. Now that I'm sitting in work laughing with tears in my eyes...my coworkers probably think I'm crazy, guess its time they figured it out lol. But seriously, that means a lot...and this crazy redhead loves you too!

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