Happy Birthday Pumpkin Queen!
I searched for the perfect card that could do justice to how much you mean to me. There were none that meant as much, or summed up as much as this picture of you holding my little one.
I see this picture and my heart sings with the memory of spending precious days with you and your children. With having deep one on one, in person talks about our lives and our children and our families. Baking ooey gooey GF and dairy/egg free cupcakes, witnessing the beauty of the children catching fireflies, meeting your parents, hopping along the beautiful creek, driving through miles of gorgeous hilly earth.
You, my friend have always brought joy to my life. You have such a way about you. And to think that when we first were getting to know each other, we were polar opposites of what we thought we wanted out of a friend. Who knew that I could embrace the scientist in you?... who knew that you could embrace the whacky hippy in me? It's amazing what real true connections do to a person...
they make you send pumpkins, even if it means a 5am call from the head of security at the post office wondering if the pumpkin could actually be anthrax?
they make you send snakes in a can
they make you create first time memories of Christmas for the family deciding once and for all to actually celebrate it
they make you laugh with each other, cry with each other, cry FOR each other... and love.
My dear friend. I love you so much and hope that this birthday wish for you is sitting right with you. I just could not find any other way to truly express myself than to share your sparkle with all who come here.