Thursday, November 4, 2010

To Amazing People

I am so very lucky to have so many amazing people in my life. I have a wonderful husband, parents any kid would be thrilled to have, a sister who doubles as a best friend, a brother who has to be the funniest person I know and who is married to person who I couldn't adore more if I picked her out myself (seriously, good job Devo), grandparents who are the most generous loving people in the world, aunts and uncles who are always there for me and a boat load of cousins who all in their own way create a rainbow that just rounds out my family perfectly. Yet, there is a cousin who will always hold a very special place in my heart. At 10 months older and an inch taller I have always looked up to her. I would opt for her hand me downs, instead of my new clothes just because I wanted to be like her. Yes, I am talking about this girl.
Yeah that bear loves her too. Shelley Belly has been one of my best friends for as long as I can remember. When I was 11 and she moved to my city I was thrilled. Between bike rides to the Yummy Yogurt and hours strutting around with water balloon boobs, I was in hog heaven. As we grew up; the bike rides became trips to the Fishermans and evenings spent watching Friends over glasses of chardonnay.

Shelley has always been there for me. Whether its a listening ear, someone to cry with me, design advice or someone to raise a glass of wine with. I will never forget our nights of KJ and talks. Shelley has such an amazing heart, she would give you the shirt off her back and then cook you dinner, all while having a beautiful family and a clean house.

Shell-Bell I love you more than I can say and I miss you so much. You are one of the best people I know. You are beautiful both inside and out. I am proud to call you friend, cousin and sister. Never forget how wonderful you are.

Happy Birthday Lady! I hope 31 is the best year yet!

1 comment:

Shelley said...

OMG - That totally had me in tears. And then laughing at the thought of me giving you my shirt and then cooking dinner (topless????) I love you too girly, and miss you so much. Big hugs and kisses to you! You are truly an awesome person.