Friday, January 13, 2012

To Sara

Today is my friend Sara's birthday.  Sara and I met in college and she is one of my favorite people in the whole world.  She's the only person I know who agrees with me that Steel Magnolias is one of the best movies of all time, and we are both so right about that.  She also gets all my Southern-isms when no one else up here does, including what it means when I say "bless his heart" and knowing the fundamental difference between a barbecue and a cook-out. 

We found each other while surrounded by yankees, and it has been clear from the beginning that we were meant to be kindred spirits.  Which is reinforced every time we are out and about and catch each other's eye and know exactly what the other one is thinking.  And who it's about. 

Whenever something significant happens, good or bad, or even if she just senses I need a smile, I get a hand-written card in the mail that always says exactly what I need to hear.  She's the only person I know with whom I truly have to keep up my correspondence.  I love it. 

She could live on Diet Coke and McDonald's for the rest of her days, she never lets us leave a bar without playing AC/DC on the jukebox, she has a signature giggle, she's crazy smart and wickedly funny, and has the biggest heart, and yet if you cross one of her friends she will cut a bitch. 

She deserves a birthday and a year filled with light and magic and happy and love.  That's my wish for you, my lovey, today and always.

Happy birthday.


SG said...

I love you Christina. You're always there for me, even though we live in different states and I could never express how much your friendship means to me.

As the great poet Kelly Clarkson said, "my life would suck without you."

Christina said...

Let's hug real soon, ok?