First of all, my friend, I would like to thank you for all the things that you have done for me in the past few years. You have changed me in so many ways that I am so grateful for and on your birthday, I wanna write this letter to you!
Because of you, I have found a friend of wisdom, creation, and love. The strength you have in all you do is uplifting and more than I could ever imagine in one person. The appreciation in all you do is inspiring and it makes me wanna do better in my everyday performance and attitude. My life changed about 3 years ago when I was going through something that I was not prepared for, but in a time of need, you opened your home to me with complete understanding. The blessing you provided in my heart for that week or two meant more to me than you could possibly imagine. You were there to lift me up when I was down and motivate me to get back up and move on. If it wasn’t for you in that moment in my life, God only knows where I would be today.
Although I moved back to my parents with no car of my own to get to you, you still remained only a call or text message away. After some time away with no contact from me, except for an occasional message or two, you still valued our friendship dearly. Once my own car came in to the picture, you and our friend Jen were the first people I came to see. It also just happened to be your birthday party one year ago. I was so happy to be a part of that friend circle again, and for once in a long time, I felt appreciated and accepted. It wasn’t long until you had me driving right back to the place I first met you all. The serving job that changed my life was once again mine. You were there with your smile and warm heart almost every day, and you were one of few who made me excited to step into my job.
Through out the past year, I believe our friendship flourished before my eyes. We began doing a lot of things together, from camping, crafts, wine 101, to just an occasional sit back and relax day. You opened your door to me anytime, and you taught me many lessons in life that I needed to learn. Also, you backed me up in an instance that could have cost me a lot, and for that I will be forever thankful. Because of you, I am the person I am today, from the change in my personality, to the way I try and hold myself together; You played a big part in the transformation of myself these past few years.
You always have my back and I will always have yours. Our friendship is one I will value for the rest of my life. I wish I could write a book on how much I appreciate you, but I don’t want to bore you with details you already know.
To my wine mamma and my dear friend, Happy Birthday to you!
I love you!