HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BFF
Thank you for a thousand things: for being my sounding board, my voice of reason, my calm in many storms.
Thank you for loving my husband and children as much, and at times more, than I do.
Thank you for getting me off my butt and on the streets where under our feet pavement is pounded and the world's problems neatly solved.
Thank you for spending one morning a week, for six years running, with Rojo.
Thank you for reminding me every April that he has seasonal allergies, and that's why he gets weird.
Thank you for reassuring me when I come up against marital hot spots that we've been there before, and we'll be there again. And more importantly, that we'll move through and be okay.
Thank you for showing me what's beautiful, right and good about organized religion.
Thank you for accepting my one foot in and one foot out approach.
Thank you for being a living, breathing example of grace.
Thank you for normalizing my life, my racing mind, me.
Thank you for being my cliche, the wind beneath my wings, as well as what grounds me.