Today is my best friends birthday.
She always sends me a card because that’s how organized and thoughtful she is. I’m not. So instead I will dedicate a blog post to her.
I have many good friends that I adore and love that bring so much to my life, so you might ask how do I single this one out as my best friend.
Well where do I begin?
We have known each other since we were twelve years old. The age of her oldest daughter now. We not only know who we are now but how we got here.
How we got here has been a long road. We have both been through so much and for everything that has happened in the last thirty years we have been there. There were a few years here and there where we weren’t as present but in the end we have always come back.
Through marriage, through children, through bad relationships, through going off the deep end (we’ve both gone off the deep end). We have been there. Sometimes I haven’t been the best friend, sometimes she hasn’t been the best friend. It happens. We have always been friends and I know that no matter what happens I can call her at three am and she will bail me out of jail.
When we were in our teens this was our measure of who your good friends were. Who would bail you out of jail? This is not likely to happen but I know I could count on her. I know that if I need a friend, a sounding board, a good laugh, she is there.
When we are ninety we will be doing coffee together and still encouraging each other to live the dream. Whatever that dream is. Also telling each other inappropriate jokes and making fun of people we don’t like (we’re kinda petty that way).
So to Joanne, happy birthday!
I hope this day and every day brings you joy and happiness. You are an inspiration to me in the way you live your life, in how wonderful you are as a wife and mother, in how you are such an amazing friend to all who are lucky enough to know you.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY…….WITH LOVE ALWAYS!