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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Birthday Greetings

There’s a saying you can’t choose your family. You are born into one that fate predetermines is the best one for you. So, I never got to choose my parents, my brothers or my sisters (lucky for me I’ve been truly blessed in that regard).

But best friends are the sisters you choose for yourself. And I’m lucky to have one such “sister” who’s shared so much with me. I’ve known her almost 27 years and in that time we have seen each other through some really great times: endless surprise birthday parties, out of town trips, sleepovers, movie star and real life crushes, double dates, first loves, walking to school together, FCCY, shopping, telebabad sessions, graduations, weddings, anniversaries, etc., etc., etc! And some bad times too: petty fights, bad dates, heartaches, gripes about school, being grounded (for the prom!), hectic schedules that leave us with no time for each other, questionable fashion choices (BTW, I've burned that red vest), and some pretty horrible hairstyles – where one of us (not me) actually went thru a frizzy hair stage!

But through it all, it is the shared laughter, the mutual love of a good meal, and the true strength of friendship that keeps us going! I am so grateful for all your support, your acceptance and for being someone who I can rely on and trust. I hope you know I’m always going to be here for you too.

Happy Birthday, Leslie-Beslie! I wish you the BEST of everything. Thanks for being such an important part of my past and such a significant part of my everyday – I look forward to what the future has in store for us - I just know it's going to be great!

Me and Les, back in 2004. She flew a thousand miles to be with me
at my wedding ... and on my honeymoon too! :)


leslie Ty said...

This is the best BLOG ever :) hehehe ....

Thanks for being such a GREAT Best Friend :)

I don't know how I can survive without you in my life...I'm really not good in writing but everyday I pray to God for blessing me with a wonderful friend ( Of course that's you! :) )

Thank you for always being there....even if we're miles apart....i know I can always count on you!!!!

Love you Jo :)

jol said...

True friends IN-DEED!

jeff said...

happy birthday les! hope all is well with you....

jo, i don't really get to see this as often as i used to because work has been very demanding too. in any case, i just saw your entry a few weeks back on your promotion. congratulations! i guess all of us go through the same phase (les, saw your comment that you actually took days off to get your mind off work).

i too have been feeling a bit "sick and tired" of work lately, especially since i'm going to be 10 years (YES, 10 YEARS) in ING come june.

fortunately, am going on my long deserved vacation tom. hopefully, i'll be in a better state when i come back.

anyway, it's good to hear that your efforts have been recognized. i hope things will continue to get better for you (and for all of us).

Junarakasa said...

Hi Jeff - (who also made the thousand mile trip for my wedding and honeymoon!),

Great to hear from you. Have fun on your vacation - relax and enjoy! Don't even think about work!

I'm ok. Work is still tough - but I guess that's life and we just have to make the best of things.

Looking forward to hearing about your adventures when you get back.