Someone who loves you through the thick, and the thin.
(And I'm not just talking about my waistline)
Someone who makes you laugh every single day.
Someone who laughs at you.
And even at your cornball jokes.
Someone who tells you the truth.
But also is totally on your side when you need it the most.
Someone who brings you the best chicken noodle soup of your life when you're sick.
And any leftover dessert--so we can gain weight together!
"Reply to All" e-mails.
And group text messages that make you giggle.
A traveling dress that is shared for special events.
And purses or necklaces offered up, too.
A picture-taker who never thinks one photo is enough.
And her friends who never move--because they know more shots are coming.
A large cherry Coke from Sonic on a difficult day.
An offer to come pick up your kids at a minute's notice.
Friends who stand beside you, no matter what the outcome.
And who pray for you, when you don't even know what to pray yourself.
Who know what you're thinking, without ever having to say a word.
Putting up with your weird quirks, and loving in spite of them.
Knowing when to send an encouraging text, and when to pick up the phone and call.
Not letting there be carnations on your coffin.
And making sure that coffin stays closed...unless I look really really good.
Not letting my widowed husband marry some hussy.
And making sure that hussy doesn't go through my things.
Taking care of my kids if something ever happens to me.
And making sure they know how much their mama adored them.
And not letting their fingernails or hair get too scraggly.
Someone who knows your deepest secrets.
And guards them forever.
Someone who has seen you at your worst.
And rejoices with you on your happiest days.
Someone you might not see as often anymore, but still knows you just as well.
Sharing first gray hairs, first kids, first surgeries, first cancer, first parent's funeral, first 5Ks, first half marathons, first beach trips, first skinny jeans, first teenage kids, first pet geckos and hermit crabs and pedigreed rabbits.
Walking through life together, decade after decade.
True friendship is...
One of life's sweetest blessings from our Heavenly Father.
Happy birthday, sweet friend!
Love ya like crazy, and you know it!!!