Friday, May 23, 2008

Birthday cards

I LOVE BIRTHDAYS! I love to remember people and honor them on their birthdays, not just celebrate my own. I pride myself on my ability to remember people and send them a nice card with my thoughts on how they've impacted my life...probably because I had a junior high leader at church who continues doing that to this day and I always admired her for it!

Having said that, I've been slightly lame this year and have forgotten more than a few special birthdays. Argh! At least I can rectify that on my blog today. Sooooo, Krissy-pooh, this one is all about you!

Kristen is a very special friend of mine who now lives with her husband up in Seattle. We were coworkers at the toll roads and church buddies almost immediately. If it weren't for Kristen, I likely wouldn't have gone to Mariners regularly because I was afraid to go and sit by myself. So, we went together and in doing so, her steady commitment and love for talkign about what we learned really challenged me and encouraged me. If it weren't for her, I wouldn't have gotten to know some of my pastors and now friends!

But my friendship with Kristen is about more than just attending church together. At the toll roads, she used her INSANE artistic ability to make funny things that would have me rolling on the floor...if I had an 8th of an ounce of her talent, I'd promise only to use that power for good. Ha! We also went to see a lot of movies (that others might perhaps think to be cheesy), and we celebrated girl power by watching Alias together, too! : )

Kristen, I miss your constant friendship. I know that you have a ton of friends because you are so loyal and faithful, and sometimes I'm jealous that I don't get to see you or talk to you very often. BUT, I want you to know that I treasure you and think the world of you nonetheless. I hope you have a WONDERFUL birthday and know that you're loved by people all around the country!

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