So this is not my typical blog post. I have been very open in this blog but what is on my heart today is for Fischer, Baker and Ashley.
So instead, I share with you my feelings for Ashley back before we were even a couple. This is the first birthday card that I wrote Ashley in 2005. We were not dating. (That story or at least part of it is in a future post. Also, I had not honed my writing skills yet so that card is more statements of fact rather than poetic prose.) 😉
“Ashley, On your birthday I want you to know how much I appreciate our friendship. I am sorry that sometimes I have taken you being my friend for granted. You are my best friend. You have done more for me than you will ever know. You have made my move to Georgia, more fun, more enjoyable, more insane. I will never admit it, but you are the funniest person I know. And yes, I will admit your funny voices are hilarious. So much so that I have to bite my tongue to keep from laughing because that would just encourage you more.
Your pointy-toe shoes and furry boots are very impractical and annoy me because they seem unnecessary in Georgia, but you know how to make them look sexy.
I do not think I have ever had a more complicated friendship than ours. Yet, I would not trade it for anything…
I tend not communicate that well, stay reserved and not show my feelings.
If I show anything it’s apathy and I might come off as a jerk. But you see through that and either call me on it or find a way to make me open up. You are one of a kind.
Thank you for being you. Thank you for being my friend.
Without you I don’t think I would have found a reason to stay in Georgia…
Have a very Awesome day and “Roll Tide” (I’ll only say that for you on your birthday)