Today I would like to say "Happy Birthday!" to my closest friend Laura! She has been there for me in so many ways I can actually credit her for helping to finally find the happiness I have today. She has helped me grow so much throughout the years I would not be the same person I am now if not for knowing and having a close friendship with her. She has been my rock through my years of figuring out who, what, where, when, why and how I wanted to be.
I think Laura was actually relieved when I finally found my prince charming, got married, and bought a house on Rose St. At the same time, I think she might kind of miss my crazy days when she kind of lived vicariously through me long after she had married and bought a house on Helen St. I am not her crazy friend anymore always moving around from town to town or state to state, trying to find my place in the world, having boyfriend drama, and crisis after crisis. She would spend hours with me on the phone sorting out, advising me, and though I hardly ever took her advice (cause I have to find out the hard way) she was almost always right. Now when I call her the biggest drama is the baby on my end pushing all the buttons on the phone and pulling the cord out (yes, I still talk on a cord phone).
This is my friend who knows pretty much every deep down nitty gritty not so pretty detail about me and loves me still more. I miss her all the time, I wish she was next to me now that we both have families. I miss her humor, I miss our fun, and I miss her face so much.
Even though I am an extremely independent thinker, I still find myself looking for Laura's little stamp of approval on most things, I don't think she even knows that. She always validates me when I am down, and I can move on with my life feeling much better because my friend has my back! I am stronger because I have her in my corner, on my side, and in my heart. Thank you friend! For being you. And for being an amazing friend to me.
Thank you for being thoughtful, patient, and wise even in my lost and selfish times. I can't wait for the day you will meet and hold my beautiful daughter cause I know you will love her and appreciate her in your very own special way.
Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday, my friend! I love you.