From the time I was in 5th grade, you have always been there. You have always tried to steer me in the right path, and made yourself available even when you couldn’t be here physically. Even though we can’t always be together (because, well..life) – you have never “left” my side. You have always gone above and beyond to make sure I know my worth. Whether it was racing over to my house when some boy broke my heart, or listening to me vent after another sleepless night of motherhood. You’ve always been honest with me, and protective when other friends, guys, or people at work have brought me down. I know I can count on you to not only celebrate the really important stuff, but we celebrate the silly stuff too. I look forward to sharing good news with you because I know your excitement is genuine.
I’m generally a happy person. However, we both know that wasn’t always the case. You were there through my darker days and while I was throwing myself a pity party in that dark hole of sadness and confusion – you were always there. You stayed by my side through the storm but never joined me in my dark corner. You believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself and loved me when I was hard to love. We both know without you and your advice, I may have made some pretty stupid decisions back in the day.
While people have come and gone from my life over the years, I’ve always been able to count on you. If I am going through something, you are the first person to text me to make sure I am okay. You’ve always stepped up to the plate whether it was because Cameron was sick and I desperately needed to be at work, or to help me with my wedding. I could write a book about the positive affect you have had on my life.
We share the same sense of humor, work ethic, and values. I am blessed to have you in my life and I don’t tell you that often enough. If we don’t talk for some time, we always pick up right where we left off. You are one of the best friends a girl can ask for. I hope that every person in this world has someone like you in their lives. So, please know I love you, I’ll always be here (you’re pretty much stuck with me ;)), & thank you for 20 years of friendship – I can’t wait to see what the next 20 bring! 🙂