Happy Birthday, Buddy!

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
-Oprah Winfrey

True friendship is hard to find. There are people that are placed in your life during various stages and ages, but few linger on. They need you for a season; to get through a rough patch or a bump in the road and they move on. Those people are companions for the moment, but true friends stay around long after the party has ended.

True friends stay and help you clean up the mess. They help you make sense of everything that’s happened. They love you enough, to tell you when you are wrong, and they love you enough to stand up for you, when you are right.

True friends bring you chocolate and trash mags when you have landed yourself in a hospital bed. They lie and tell you everything is going to be okay, even when they know in their heart of hearts, there is a good chance it will not. They would do anything to spare your feelings, even if it meant passing on a chance encounter with Channing Tatum. Now, that is true friendship.

Lucky for me, I know I have at least one. A Bosom Buddy. An Old Crony. A spare tire. A sister from a different mother, and she turns 37 today.

Happy Birthday, Kimmie!!! I love you.