Friday, March 16, 2012

My best friend, my lil brandi


Best friends are gold.  I treasure my best friends: my childhood ones, my husband, my Mom, and my forever best friend, Brandi!  It's Brandi's birthday in a couple of days and I wanted to send her a big birthday wish.  I've spent today reflecting on the gift she is in my life.  She is irreplaceable.  Brandi is such a dynamic part of my life and I truly could not imagine life without her.  I have found my soulmate friend...the one who really "GETS ME", loves me, and accepts me.

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All of that is true so I will never let her go.  We talk every day, and have for YEARS, only missing a handful of days in all that time.  We know every single little detail about each other.  She lets me share all my silly, dreamy ideas with her and she reads the 2 millions texts I share, chatting about what I'm doing every step of the way for birthday parties, school days, and just lazy weekends.  And I read her 2 million texts as she shares her daily life with me too. 



My Brandi is a beautiful girl...inside and out!  
She makes me smile every day. 



Brandi celebrates the best of me and she is steady and patient with the worst of me.  She sees my flaws and she loves me anyways.  And she encourages my strengths too. 

 She was the constant strength in my life when it was falling apart to pieces several years ago.  Brandi was always there.  Always.  In the middle of the night when I would call sobbing uncontrollably and in the middle of the day when I just needed a calming ear.  And she is here with me now, years later, in my happy days.  It doesn't matter what time it is or what day it is...


I have Brandi and she has me. 


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I have never met someone with her combination of unique qualities.   She is 33 this year {shhh} and I have a list of 33 random things I adore about her.

1) witty
2) smart 
3) strong
4) a dreamer who treasures the beauty in life
5) gorgeous 
6) adorable lil doll
7) charming
8) classy
9) confident
10) forward-thinker
11) tradition-keeper
12) impeccable taste
13) loyal 
14) reasonable
15) patient in the important areas
16) critical thinker
17) person of great depth
18) loves true beauty
19) daring
20) exciting
21) prayerful
22) excellent listener
23) takes pride in her work
24) successful
25) coy
26) of good quality
27) sentimental
28) inquisitive 
29) sun shine smile!
30) perfectly poised
31) quick and sharp minded
32) lover of life
33) treasures our friendship as much as I do!


So dear Brandi, 
I treasure YOU, the incredible woman who you are.  I am grateful for our friendship.  You have my whole heart, for always.  Sometimes we drive each other crazy and we see red but what we have is a gift, a blessing that I wouldn't trade for anything!  Thank you for going through this little life with me. Happy 33th Birthday!




The best friendship is the kind that gives away everything but never loses anything.  It is a gentle dance of always emptying the cares of our hearts, only to have them be instantly filled up with love again.






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7 comments:

Jane said...

Having a friend like Brandi makes life so special! Enjoy each other forever...
J

portatoredichrist said...

Happy Birthday Brandi! Thank you for loving my girl so perfectly. I know she deeply loves you too.You two are peas in a pod!

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday to your lovely friend. She sounds as beautiful inside as she looks on the outside!

janet said...

Happy Birthday to your best friend..

b. said...

I make you see red sometimes? Who me? LOL

I had no idea that you posted this days ago on your blog. I just commented on there but I'm doing it from my phone and it wouldn't post and then I thought I copied what I wrote but it never copied ...so I'll start over.

You really out did yourself on that post! Your beautiful words reflect how beautiful YOU are inside and out! And, everyone who knows you and meets you knows that instantly too!

I love how God allowed our paths to cross. He is amazing and really blessed us! As Chris said, two peas in a pod! Please thank him for his sweet words and birthday wishes too!

Your words are so sweet to my soul and they are truly treasured. I feel so loved unconditionally! This is probably one of the sweetest things anyone has ever done for me!

Thank you so much Lisa for giving me so much, I don't know how you do it with the very full time beautiful life you live. I'm so honored to be a part of it! Thank you, thank you! I love you my little Lisa! xo.

PS Your list of 33 things is sooooooooo nice!!! Love it. Thank you for seeing good in me.

b. said...

Thank you everyone above for your birthday wishes!!! :)

b. said...

I make you see red sometimes? Who me? LOL

I had no idea that you posted this days ago on your blog. I just commented on there but I'm doing it from my phone and it wouldn't post and then I thought I copied what I wrote but it never copied ...so I'll start over.

You really out did yourself on that post! Your beautiful words reflect how beautiful YOU are inside and out! And, everyone who knows you and meets you knows that instantly too!

I love how God allowed our paths to cross. He is amazing and really blessed us! As Chris said, two peas in a pod! Please thank him for his sweet words and birthday wishes too!

Your words are so sweet to my soul and they are truly treasured. I feel so loved unconditionally! This is probably one of the sweetest things anyone has ever done for me!

Thank you so much Lisa for giving me so much, I don't know how you do it with the very full time beautiful life you live. I'm so honored to be a part of it! Thank you, thank you! I love you my little Lisa! xo.

PS Your list of 33 things is sooooooooo nice!!! Love it. Thank you for seeing good in me.