June 8, 2011

I'm lucky to have...

myself one of these...
A bona fide best friend.

And today is her birthday!

I love my Katie.

I suppose it's the kind of love sisters can share, but since I don't have one of those, she's mine.

I love that we met 24 years ago.

I love that we lived 3 houses away for the next 20 years.

I love that she knows everything there is to know about me.

I love that I know all there is to know about her.

I love her children.

I love that our husbands are friends and at times eerily similar.

She listens. She laughs. She makes me laugh. She agrees. She doesn't judge. She makes me feel justified, even when I'm not.

She gives advice. Honest, I-may-not-want-to-hear-it advice.

I don't tire of her. I don't get offended by her. I don't get jealous of her.

We can just "be" when we're together.

We can always find conversation.

We can not talk for a week and it never feels awkward or strained.

We can relate, even though life had different plans for us the last 8 years.

There's just one Katie to me, and I'm grateful for her!

Happy Birthday to my best friend, and here's to many more years!!



Katie Jackman said...

Okay, so sweet, it made me want to cry. Totally ditto that. And because You love me so much you'll forgive me for not having seen this post till now. Last week was a little bit busy. There's no one like you. To many many many more years of friendship. Till death do we part, and I like to think even after that as well. Life without you in the next is no kinda life. :) Thanks for the beautiful birthday wishes. I love my Sarah!!!!