Happy 30th Birthday to my best friend of 22 years, Rebecca Marie.
Bec, we are worlds apart right now, and it feels like it too. I really miss you friend.
Why can't I find a lot of pics of us?!?! Maybe it's because most of our history was before digital cameras, or we always have a baby in our arms and never bother to take a picture of us (not our kids!), or maybe it's because we're too busy stuffing our faces in our sweats for it to register "We should take a cute picture".
If you were here in the U.S., I would take you to Taco Bueno, make you chocolate cake with chocolate icing, brownies, and would serve all of that with a side of cookie dough.
If you were here, I would hug you and tell you...
I love you, you're my sister.
I'm so proud of you for spending 2 years in a third world country, raising your boys, and taking care of your husband so well.
How beautifully priceless you are in every way.
I will never let us forget the dances we made up, the Indian Princess games we played outside, the snapping turtle we bombed with sand, the pounds of cookie dough and macaroni & cheese we've consumed, and most of all growing up together and learning what it means to love, forgive, and cherish friendship.
The Lord has blessed me with your friendship and I am forever grateful and forever changed.
from Proverbs 31
"She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.
She is clothed with strength and dignity,
She can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watched over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children arise and call her blessed and her husband also praises her.
Here's the part that's especially for you...
Many women do noble things, but you, Becca, surpass them all."
Bec, I love you so much and I hope you have a wonderful birthday with your boys.
Love you, love you, love you!