Happy 23rd!

Today is my best friends birthday. Today she turns 23! Watch out world, let me tell you.

I’ve known her for about 7 years now, and she has always been such a faithful and encouraging friend in my life.

She is that person who knows who I am jealous of, she is the person who knows when I am having a bad day, or a good day. She is that person who knows when I am inflicting on myself a bad day and calls me out of it. She is that person who makes me laugh so hard that I almost pee myself. She is that person who has known me long before Theo, has kept up with my throughout my relationship with Theo, stood with me as my maid of honor at my wedding and now continues to support me as I go through the ups and downs of marriage.

We actually didn’t get along at first. I thought she was way too cool and was deeply jealous. Turns out she thought the same thing about me. When we discovered that, we were able to move on and form a fast friendship throughout high school and even into college. I am always amazed that we are STILL friends- not because it is hard to be friends with Tam, but because life has put great distances and different circumstances in our path. We both know we have to work to stay in touch, and that is what we have done. I am so thankful for her texts, emails, phone calls and visits.

This girl is currently working in her butt off in a rather challenging and thankless job. She is sacrificing her time, money and resources to help students who are underprivileged. And that describes her perfectly. She is always sacrificing something to help someone in need.

She has a heart that is drawn to those in need. Kind of how I think Jesus’ heart itself would be. She fights fiercely for justice. She is honest- to a fault- about her own faults, needs, wants- and those of others around her, and I can’t even count the times that this quality has helped her or someone she knows out of a less than desirable situation. She loves with passion and abandon. She is creative and artistic.

Tam, you a such a blessing. Anybody who knows you would agree with that. Your prayers, your honesty, your support- they all mean so much to those around you. I look forward to seeing what God has in store for you this year, and in the years to come.

Love you!

Happy Birthday!

And just for yourΒ  enjoyment, here is a bunch of pictures of this girl and how we have built our relationship throughout the years!

Make sure that you send her a sweet message, card or text today to wish her the best birthday!!!

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