Sunday, July 5, 2009

An angel turns 30!

"Friends are kisses blown to us by angels." ~Author Unknow

My best friend turned 30 today and as this blog is a place where I can pay tribute to "my angels," I want to share how grateful I am for the gift that Suedy is in my life.

I met Suedy 21 years ago. We bonded over Teddy Grahams, we both had them in our lunch boxes and something seemingly so inconsequential started a friendship that will last my whole lifetime.

"The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart." ~Elisabeth Foley

Although Suedy and I have completely different lives, our souls are so connected that time can pass and distance can separate us physically but our friendship remains steadfast. She is the person in my life who is the easiest to be with. There doesn't have to be any conversation and it is just comfortable and easy and fun! Being with her is seriously like putting on my favorite old t-shirt, I feel like I can just curl up and be myself and feel completely happy and satisfied : )

"When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares." ~Henri Nouwen

Suedy has helped pull me through every trial and has always believed in me, believed that I could do anything I wanted to and encouraged me to do so. When I think of the hours she has spent beside my hospital bed, making me laugh and not letting me give up...I know that Suedy was heaven sent to me!

Here are some pictures that take me back : )

Last day of Seventh Grade!

Del Mar Fair

High School Graduation '97!

Breath of Life Gala 2006

"Friends are relatives you make for yourself." ~Eustache Deschamps

Suedy is a sister to me in every sense, we've shared clothes, secrets, embarrassing moments, tears and incredible joys. Happy Birthday Suedy, I love you!

2 comments: said...

I have a couple life long friends like that...they are sure good to have around aren't they?


Somer Love said...

Happy Birthday Suedy!! It's funny some of those high school pics I remember. Tell her hi for me next time you guys talk!