Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Happy Birthday, Ali!

Today is the beautiful Ali's nineteenth birthday.  Wow, I cannot believe we're getting to be this old.
I wonder, Ali, how long it will take you to notice this little birthday note. ;)

Ali, you are such a special person in my life.  I'm so glad to have been able to spend this year with you.  I never thought it would be possible to grow as close to a friend as we have.  While you will always be my friend, you have also truly become my sister.  No matter how much distance is put between us, you are family to me.  I'm so glad for the memories we've shared, even the ones that were hard.  It's amazing to see how Christ has worked in our lives, isn't it?

I don't think I've ever stayed up all night without realizing more than I have with you.  We do that at least once a week, haha. ;)   How can we even find things to talk about for nine hours straight?

You have been such a light to my family.  We all love you so much.  God has blessed me with our relationship.  I don't know where I would be without you, silly moments and all.  No matter where life takes us, I know we will ALWAYS be there for each other.  Not many other relationships have that ability, but ours does.

I love you, weirdo. :)  Happy birthday.


  1. Hey Best Friend :) i just wanted to let you know that today i took a couple hours and caught up on your blog... and i shed a few tears :( What a blessing you have been to me!! You are the definition of a true friend. Because of your servant's heart, and love as a friend and sister I have grow so much. I definitely don't have a writing gift to really describe the love I have for you, but i just wanted to let you know i LOVE you so very much Best Friend :) You have touched my life more than you will ever know :) <3xoxox

    PS: i am a little confused because i think you messed up with the month of my birthday though :)

  2. Hahaha, ooops.... I forgot to switch it to August when i scheduled it for the 2nd. I just wrote it a day ago. :) ! I love you, best friend!

  3. Aww!! Happy Birthday Ali! :D

  4. Aww this is so sweet :)

    Happy Birthday, Ali <3<3<3

  5. Not going to lie... I was starting to get worried that you weren't friends with Ali anymore because you have only talked about Rebekah recently! I'm glad she's still in your life :).

  6. Happy Birthday, Ali!!!!!

  7. Abby, no worries! Ali will always be a huge part of my life. After all, she's my sister! :) We didn't have a lot of fun time together for a few weeks because she and I were both working during the day AND she was taking a summer course at night.
    But about a week and a half ago, I quit my job which cut quite a bit from my schedule, so we've had crazy fun since then and I'll be sharing some stories from a few of those experiences SOON! :)

    Ali was SUPER touched by all the birthday wishes. She never believes me that anyone remembers her on this blog! She thinks I'm making it up. ;)