It's your birthday.
Believe it or not I'm having a difficult time writing this post because you're just... awesome.
You are so real.
I love our friendship; there are no pretenses. There is never judgement. You are authentically and purely a wonderful human being.
You love my kiddos and are so kind to them; they call you "Tia." I'm so glad you're in their lives.
You have been there for myself and for my family countless times.
I will never forget seeing your face after the hurricane; and how we both cried.
It's in those moments, isn't it, that our feelings for our friends are underscored.
While I don't say it enough, I treasure our friendship.
I love you for many reasons, but most of all - I love that we always laugh when we're together; when we're texting; whenever.
You get me.
And I get you.
Honestly, thank you for your help, your conditional love and for your friendship over the years.
I'm so glad you were born and I can't wait to celebrate you tonight!
(Because only you and I would appreciate all of these dog pictures. Trust me... I had far more that I wanted to include...)