Yesterday, a very close friend became one year older. The number is not important, but let's just say it's not as exciting as turning, say, 21.
I will refrain from mentioning her name or age.
Instead, I would like to tell you all why she is one of the greatest people I know and someone I love very much.
She took me in and befriended me in a place where I knew no one.
She is one of the most loyal friends a person could have. She would fight anyone who wronged you, sit with you when you are a crying, snotty mess, and even tell you when you are being stupid, but in a way that just makes you love her more.
She is generous.
She has opinions. One's that are actually interesting.
She isn't swayed by others. She is a true individual.
She is very intelligent, but never condescending.
She taught me to appreciate broccoli.
She is beautiful.
She is the one thing I never had in my very large and pleasant family; a big sister.
She is one of the things I miss most about leaving the West Coast.
Hopefully, she knows all of these things, and on the day after she just got a little older (yet still so very far from being old) I hope that these are the things that she is thinking about.
To the unnamed woman - you are FANTASTIC!
Listening to: Beautiful by Joydrop
Current Mood: still angry about the toilet....and missing my friends in WA