Today is my best friend Sarah's 27th birthday and I'm wishing her a very special day! Sarah and I have been BFFs since the sixth grade and share a great bond. Best friends are a true blessing in life and I couldn't imagine mine without her.
Sarah has always lived a life with great decisiveness and self-assurance. She doesn't doubt herself or seek approval from others, but believes in her choices and direction. She's an example to others and a great rock in my life.
Our lives couldn't be more different. When we graduated from high school, I moved across the country to Boston for college. Sarah stayed in our beautiful hometown of Seattle. When we graduated from college, she married the love of her life. I packed a bag and moved to Italy on my own.
Sarah always knew what she wanted to do in life and has become the world's greatest teacher. I had to try a few things before finding my passion. Now I'm trying to build a life for myself here in Chicago and Sarah is building a family and expecting her first child!!!
But our differences are what make our relationship so strong and rich with perspective. One of the beauties of our friendship is that we let each other grown in our own directions and support each other every step of the way.
Though we haven't lived in the same state since we were 18 years old, our bond has only deepened with the passing of time. Sarah has always made me feel special by visiting me where ever I am in the world (even surprising me once in Boston!) and I try to make it back to Seattle as often as I can. We always have a blast when we're together!
Thank you, Sarah for being there for me through all the ups and downs, loves and breakups, laughs and cries, successes and failures, and for all the wonderful things that life holds ahead of us.
Happy Birthday...143 BFF!!