Today is my best friend's birthday. Its also her husband's birthday, and while that's very cool, it is not the point of this blog. :) As of this year, we've been friends for almost 2/3 of our lives. I knew her in grammar school but we got much closer in high school... We were cheerleaders together. We were in the same classes. We had the same friends. We fell in love together. We got hurt together. We went to dances and prom together. Wherever you found one, you found the other. The letter we wrote in each other's yearbook was pages long.. :) After high school, I moved away for college but we kept our friendship together. When I moved home, we reconnected and caught up. There have been times that we've drifted apart and times where we were inseperable. Regardless of where life has taken us, there is always a special place in my heart that can only be filled by my best friend. She's seen me at my very worst and has been there to celebrate with me in my days of joy. She was the maid of honor in my wedding and was absolutely crucial to making that day as special as it was. She knows all my stories and has been with me through it all. She was there for the birth of my children. My kids call her Auntie.
Over the years, we've had our ups and downs, like any relationship... But unlike any normal friendship, ours has stood the test of time. Today my best friend turns 30 and I wish I could be there to share it with her. I hope she knows that I am there in spirit and that I'm praying nothing but blessings for her and her family. I pray that God brings her joy and comforts her in her pain. I pray that He teaches her with lessons that are tender and soft. I pray that her husband and children will remember to appreciate the wonderful wife and mother they are blessed with. And mostly, I pray for the day that I can, once again, have her as close to me in person as she is my heart. I miss you and I love you Moron! Have a very, very happy birthday!!