Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A Tribute

To a friend that has been:

My shoulder to cry on.
My voice of reason.
My boost in confidence.
My comic relief.


June 2008, Celebrating our birthdays at Max & Ermas :)

Anna,

I don't think I could ever truly express to you how much your friendship means to me. You welcomed me into your home last year when I couldn't face my own. Even though you have a husband and child to care for, you have always made room for me in your life.

You listened to me sob on your back porch last fall and again a month ago without ever saying "I told you so". You were the friend that helped me bounce back when I first saw her with him, dragging me out and telling me not to let this bring me down (and not caring how many times I played Carrie Underwood on the juke box). You encouraged me to start dating again and didn't criticize me when I played with fire. You giggled right along with me to text messages, glad to see me smiling.

You agreed that now I need to focus on me and I'm not afraid to be without a "special someone" because you're only a 5 minute drive away. Thanks for being my So You Think You Can Dance buddy. A guaranteed spot on your couch every week to feed my obsession. Thank you in advance for spending my birthday with me tomorrow. My first birthday "alone" will go down in the history books as a night filled with so much dancing it made our heads spin.

Some day I hope to be half the mom that you are. You are raising a fantastic little boy with a big personality. His smile has brightened many a day for me lately (and his "WOW"s and "Dude"s). Oh, and by the way, I'm sorry for his new obsession with sunglasses ;)

You are a wonderful friend. Thank you for being there for me when I needed someone the most. I hope you know I would do the same for you in a heartbeat.

I love you girl!

~Michelle

p.s. Wii bowling rematch?


Christmas 2006, you were pregnant with Drew then! It doesn't seem like that long ago does it?

25 comments:

lspoon said...

Aw I'm so happy you have someone so obviously wonderful in your life :)

Jess said...

This is so sweet. I'm so glad you have her there for you. And she's lucky to have you too.

brandilicious said...

Thanks for sharing that - it was touching. Girlfriends are awesome and just what the doctor ordered!

Yoda said...

I guess everyone needs a friend like her!

Glad to see you blogging again :-)

grungedandy said...

Have an awesome birthday with an awesome friend yeah to Anna Seeya hugya *G*

Bruce said...

I found this site through Julie's and I have to say that I have become addicted. Glad to see that you are back and happy birthday.

nancypearlwannabe said...

Yay for blogging again! And yay for good friends who make the bad times seem not so bad after all.

Tina Vaziri said...

Happy Birthday! Have a great time celebrating life and friendships that last lifetimes.

lfar said...

3 cheers for friendship!

L Sass said...

What a WONDERFUL friend. I'm so glad you have her!

Sara said...

Awwwwwww what a great entry! Love the photos and the letter. :) You are blessed to have such a great friend in your life.

Happy Belated Birthday!

Wickedly Scarlett said...

I'm so glad you have such a wonderful form of support in your life. Friends just make life so much better :)

Scotty said...

Friends like her, irreplaceable.

Hope you have a Happy Birthday tomorrow :)

Katelin said...

it's always great to have friends like anna that you can always count on to be there for you no matter what :)

and happy early birthday michelle! hope you have a most fabulous day!

Vanessa said...

What a fabulous friend. I'm glad she is there for you while you make your way through the relationship muck.

freeandflawed said...

This is very sweet :)

Nilsa S. said...

Awww, Michelle. I know you're going through a lot right now. And I have confidence you're going to bounce back 10x stronger than before. It's good to know you have a really good, buddy, near and dear, to be with you along the way. Yeah for great friends!

Ripe for Reading said...

So sweet!!

k said...

i have a friend who is currently doing the same for me. god bless her for listening to me cry over the same thing day in and day out. i hope that i am as good of a friend in return when she needs me.

(happy birthday)

Paula said...

She sounds great, and I have a couple of friends who have been good enough to do the same and not say "I told you so" to me. Glad you are feeling a bit better. :)

girlinterrupted1218 said...

Truly good friends are hard to find. Cherish them. This is a nice tribute!

lifeaccordingtobhanu said...

Aww that's very sweet. It's refreshing when a friend appreciates what another friend does for them!

j*amy said...

awe that was so cute i almost cried. i'm glad you have someone so awesome to be there with you during this time. having amazing friends is the most important thing!!!

Mandy said...

Good, true friends are hard to find! A great tribute to a great friend!

cady said...

good friends are so awesome and such a blessing.