today one of my best friends in the whole world has her birthday.It isn’t a ‘significant’ birthday, you know the ones that end in a zero and mark the passing of a decade, no, this is an ordinary, middle of the road birthday, but one I am happy to celebrate with her.
This friend is my go to person, the one who my daughter calls her second Mum, the one who has laughed with me more than almost anyone, and the one that has helped me cry through trouble many times.
Without her my daughter would never have learned the fun of roller coasters, I would have struggled often to move house and furniture on my own. Without her I would never have understood just how important football is, and I would have missed some magic moments.
Always kind, she has no clue just how special she is. Her caring for her family, her friends and for those she doesn’t know but offers a home is the one thing that sets her apart. She is one of life’s good people.
I have this quotation somewhere, it used to be on my fridge, but I think it sums us up.
‘A friend, as it were, is a second self’
Happy birthday my lovely friend, I hope we have many, many more years ahead of us, to walk and talk, to laugh and hold on through those tough times and most of all to watch our gorgeous girls grow even more into beautiful women.