Thursday, August 11, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Kathleen is 50 today! Happy birthday, Kathleen! Does she, or does she not, make 50 look HOT? I know! C'mon, could she be any more beautiful? And that's just her outside!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and this one certainly is. There she is right behind me, gentle hand on the shoulder. Guiding. Listening. Being present. Loving. We're starting our lucky thirteenth year of walking/talking/living side-by-side.

If we are judged by the company we keep, please, judge me! If I am but a fraction of the "company" that she is, I'll be happy!

Let us all raise our glass to friends that keep us sane. Friends that never say, "I know, you already told me that." Friends that forgive. Friends that root and cheer and champion our dreams. Friends that help raise our children. Friends that are friends with our other friends. Friends that don't believe in scarcity. Friends that make sense of the nonsense and add joy to the joyous!

Love, love, LOVE!


kario said...

My glass (coffee cup) is raised! I love this friendship you have that nurtures each other so well.

Happy day, Kathleen! said...

Happy Birthday St. Kathleen!

Dee said...

The wonder here is that you are filled up--pressed down and overflowing--with gratitude for the gift of Kathleen. True friends indeed are a gift whom we hold in our hearts, knowing that their presence blesses our life. I'm so happy for you, Carrie.

Tanya Savko said...

A wonderful birthday to your lovely friend!

Amber said...

LOVE! Happy Birthday Kathleen!