My bday letter from Jean
She was my first BFF, and will forever be the one with whom I have the longest friendship of my life.
I am the friend Amy met when we were one year old back on Nathan Hale Road in Pennsylvania. Amy will tell anyone that; any stranger, no matter where we are. Then she will proceed to explain how we grew up together back east, lived across the street from one another, did so many “firsts” together such as playing with Barbies, shaving our legs, smoking a cigarette, shoplifting, running away on my front porch….
I could go on for so long because I have 49 years of history with Amy. We did fun girly stuff together, we got into trouble, we shared laughs and tears, happiness and heartbreaks, marriages and divorces. We grew up together.
Amy is the reason I moved to California. I was her maid of honor and she was my matron of honor. I was there when William was born, and Jac, and Kaylee.
Amy and I are sort of like ying and yang…. very different but a perfect balance. I love her dearly.
Amy makes me laugh, she reminds me of who I am and where I came from. She reminds me through her sweet spirit of all the possibilities for joy and pleasure, how to get outside of myself and love life. I admire how Amy always presses forwards and thrives and prospers. Amy loves so abundantly-to her darling children, family and huge network of friends. Amy is a sparkling ray of sunshine in so many people’s lives and, as much as she drives me nuts some times, I adore her!
I will always love her like a sister.
Happy Birthday Amy!
I am so sad I am not there to celebrate with you!
I can’t wait until we can be together soon.
I love you! Jean
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