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! :)