My birthday gift to Anne? An uncooperative scanner, preventing all photos pre-2008 from making their appearance in a birthday post.
Anne and I have known each other since the seventh grade. We've bonded over morning announcements, speech, McDonald's runs pre-track practice, thirty-five hour roadtrips, and many many long-distance phone calls.
It's truly amazing to me how much we've grown since we celebrated our first birthdays as friends almost 15 years ago. Going off to college, transatlantic flights, heartaches, career changes and marriages haven't been able to seperate our friendship and it feels like babies and more moves couldn't keep us apart. Anne has been my rock through thick and thin and I am so grateful to have someone to share my life's ups and downs.
She's the same ambitious, talented and thoughtful friend from middle school and I don't see that changing anytime soon. It'll be a joy to grow old with a friend that no matter where we are, we always have someone to cheer on and support. Happy Birthday!