Because today is this girl's birthday:
Thankfully neither one of us looks like that anymore. Also, very thankfully, that's the only middle school picture I have that's survived.
Since the moment I met her, Meredith's been my best friend.
All through middle and high school, we had more sleep overs than I can even possibly count. We played soccer together, baked chocolate chip cookies together, went shopping together, and kept our favorite Mexican restaurant El Loro's in business together.
We even went to prom together:
Our friendship has always been really special to me. Meredith's loved me even though I don't think she really understands my love of these men:
Or my love of this one:
Even though we can both agree on the awesomeness of this one:
|and no, I don't mean Daniel Radcliffe|
My family taught Meredith the proper way to decorate a cake:
And hers taught me that maybe (just maybe) hiking isn't a form of physical punishment:
I don't think Meredith has any idea how much I love her. She's my best friend and my sister. I hope she has the wonderful day that she deserves. Even though I can't celebrate with her today, I can't wait to celebrate with her later this week!
Love you always.