So she's going to hate this. She has this whole i-hate-to-be-the-center-of-attention issue.
But in honor of my best friend’s birthday I have to start the celebration with this post about one of the most amazing women I have ever met.
I love the movie "It's A Wonderful Life," actually - it’s my favorite movie of all time. I love the idea that one life can have such a profound impact on the world. Change countless lives...
I remember being fascinated by the "butterfly effect" when I first heard of it as a child.
“When a butterfly flaps its wings in one part of the world it can cause a hurricane in another part of the world. “
And it got me thinking. About what would have happened if…
I had never crunched my way through her chocolate cake filled with bay leaves An expensive perfume hadn’t been used as bathroom spray.
She hadn’t been my partner in crime in stalking a famous “David”
Or helped kick men out of mothers lounges
What if there had been no talking under blankets
Or crying long distance
No packages after announcements
And after losses
What if we hadn’t annoyed about 28,164 people with our movie photo shoots
Or what if she hadn’t been living with me the day my world came crashing down… and my air conditioning went cranking up?
What if she hadn’t patiently persisted when I closed her out…
Or gotten mad for me -when I couldn't
What if there hadn’t been any stinky muumuu nights
Blanket burning parties
Bridal show getaways
Or purses full of lamb.
What would my world look like without a women who believed in me when I couldn’t for myself?
Who sees the best in me
Who sits in darkened chapels with me
Who listens when I ramble
Who teaches me about tolerance, kindness, unconditional love
And really good ice cream.
I don’t know. I am glad I don’t have to know. My life will forever be changed because of her. And I will forever be grateful for her and the “leafy” chocolate cake that brought us together.
A little video of total humiliation and embarassment...