October 15, 2009

Happy Birthday to My BFF!!


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!!

24 comments:

My Passport to Style said...

Hi Im back!What a wonderful post so heart felt and warm!You are both very lucky to share such a special bond!Happy birthday to her.Sharon xxoo

mise said...

What a lovely tribute, and how nice that you have remained steadfast friends for so long!

Dustjacket Attic said...

She sounds like the most wonderful friend, as I'm sure you are to her.

You both are so lucky to have each other in your lives. Congrats to Sarah, best wishes :)
xoxo

Jessica said...

This is so sweet! I hope she has a lovely birthday too.

Jaime said...

What a lovely post to your bff! :) Nice picture choices too!

Daniella said...

Aw very cute!

Couture Cookie said...

You write so beautifully about your friend... the two of you are so lucky to have each other!

Miz.November said...

How lucky you both are. Friends like that are very rare. Happy birthday to her.

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh such a sweet post! lovely images too! happy birthday to her!

Stephanie said...

What a good friend you are! These pictures are fantastic!

urbansardines said...

Aww... Crystal, what a beautiful post! Made me want to call up my BFFs right away! Happy Birthday to her, and cheers to wonderful friendships!

Inspiration in Italy said...

These are amazing photos, I love them! Sounds like an incredible person :)

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Helen Zuo said...

She sounds like a lovely, strong woman. This was such a sweet post! Happy Birthday Sarah!

Blair said...

Aww! How lucky you are to have such a longtime and close friend (esp. being apart!). Happy birthday to her.

the real mia said...

This is so sweet. What lovely sentiment and images. I'm going to call my best friend right now.

jeannie said...

Love the photos. What a great friend you are!! =)

Rachel Follett said...

This is so sweet! Happy b-day BFF. Beautiful photos!

liza said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to Sarah!

Jennifer said...

I love that you can feel how much your friend means to you...so great. I love your site...great things on it. glad it's on my reading list!

Sarah Klassen said...

Happy 27th Birthday to Sarah!!

She is lucky to have such an awesome friend! What a special post -- I agree, friendships should be celebrated, even if friends can't see each other every day. I believe you two are lifetime kindred spirits...this post brings happy tears to my eyes...

:)

Creategirl said...

this is so sincere and sweet! There is really nothing better in the world than a best friend who knows you and accepts you just as you are! I love it and how sweet of you to tell the world how fantastic she is! Happy "friend" day to both of you!!

Abbie said...

It's amazing how friendship can pick up where it left off even when you're not living near each other. There's nothing more special than a long term friendship!

LenkaLovee said...

aw...i loved the part that you guys are still such great friends, even though you don't live in the same state.
my best friend lives in a different state as well, so it's encouraging to see that it is possible to have such a great and long friendship despite the distance and differences.
these are gorgeous photos!
and an amazing post! :)
oh, random question..how long did you live in italy? so do you speeak italian? im curious because im a college student and trying to decide where I want to study abroad, so right now anything european is amazing and so fascinating to me! :)

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