Monday, August 31, 2009


A very important event has approached us, it only comes around once a year and we must be there to celebrate it in its entirety. This event has a significant meaning to me because its brought about a very important person in my life: my best friend.

What is this very important event that I speak of? Why, its Jodis birthday! Well, actually her birthday isn't until Wednesday but because she is so big into celebrating birthdays (not because she thinks she is more special than the average person, although she might be =]) she lets the celebration start today and go on for a week: a week that I have dubbed Jodipalloooza, just for entertainment purposes. And since I think shes special to I have decided to honor her birthday week by posting it at the start of it (but really because my dads birthday is Thursday and I wanted to spread out my posts a lil more, but don't tell Jodi that's why, lol.)

Now for the hard part. What do you write for your best friend on her birthday to let her know how truly special she is too you? How do you find a way with words to express how thankful you are when words could never do your gratefulness justice? The fact of the matter is, you try but you make sure that you don't just write it, but live it. And of course you just put a little memo at the end telling that person that words aren't enough. That works to ;) So here I go-
Dear Jodi,

First of all, I want to thank you for being such a great best friend. Your friendship was an unexpected blessing in my life, its unusual for two people with such an age gap between them to become as close as we are but in our case, its perfect. It has made our friendship all the more stronger. The age difference has given us both benefits and wisdom that is unlike any other friendship I've had and it helps us both in many ways, some of which I am sure we are still unaware of. I truly believe God meant for it to be this way.He made it work and gave us an indestructible bond that i know will last a lifetime. Your always there for me and with a kind heart and helping hand you help me even through my toughest times. I know I can go to you with anything and you wouldn't think twice about being there for me. And I hope you know the same goes for you: I am always here for you as well.

I never would've thought I would find some one who is so much like myself. It is such a wonderful feeling to know you have someone out there who always knows what your talking about and where your coming from. Someone who always understands and knows exactly what to do or say because they are the exact way themselves. It's great to share my dough with such a wonderful person (I'll have to tell y'all that story one of these days). And its great to know that no matter what happens I will always have a best friend in her (and she will always have a best friend in me) because first of all, she can't hate me because we are so much alike it would be horribly ironic because it would be like she disliked herself, and we also know we will always be best friends because nobody else likes us ;)

Like I said at the begginning, there will never be enough words to describe how thankful I am and how much her friendship means to me, but I found a quote in this book once that I think describes Jodi (and my other two best friends for that matter) really well.

"I think about how there are certain people who come into your life and leave a mark. I don’t mean the usual faint impression: He was cute, she was nice, they made me laugh, I wish id known her better, I remember the time she threw up in class. And I don’t just mean that they change you. A lot of people can change you- the first kid who called you a name, the first teacher who said you were smart, the first person who crowned you best friend. it’s the change you remember, the firsts and what they meant, not really the people. I am talking about the ones who, for whatever reason, are as much a part of you as your own soul. Their place in your heart is tender, a bruise of longing, a pulse of unfinished business. Just hearing their names pushes and pulls at you in a hundred ways, and when you try to define those hundred ways, describe them even to yourself, words are useless. If you had a lifetime to talk, there would still be things left unsaid."

Happy Birthday Jodi, Love ya lots!




    Look how tan she is! I am so jelous... girls that actually can tan and keep there tan... I decided I don't like them anymore! I don't tan and if I did it only lasts a week before I fade away into pale bliss...

    She is beautiful! You girlies are so young and have so much ahead of you! Can't wait to see how your lives end up! It is so exciting to watch people grow and meet their spouses, start careers, and have babies!

  2. You have a way with words Dea... so wise beyond your years.

    Many blessings to your very special friend!

  3. Hey!~ Just thinking about you... hope you are having a wonderful day and just soaking up Gods perfect love for you!