Happy Birthday Jessica!

My best friend Jessica is celebrating the big “one eight” today! Since the start of college, I have been obsessed with her. I think it is because she represents all that was once stable and safe and familiar. She is a fortress to hide behind while I weather the storm of insecurity. I want to be near her all the time because I am able to be 100% Micah. I would be devastated if we were no longer friends for some reason. I want to raise my kids with her, the way our mothers raised us. I want to share holidays, BBQs, summer nights, struggles, joys, deaths, travels with her. She is going to have such a wonderful life and I’m lucky to witness it, none the less be a part of it! She doesn’t always see the wonderful qualities we see in her, but she is a unique girl in the best sense of the word.

When I hear her name I hear the sounds of my childhood. Swimming and playing in her pool until we are served a dinner of mac n’ cheese n’ watermelon, eating cookie dough until we’re sick, playing with Michaela until we’re bored of her! Bike riding in Taho, inner-tubing in Nacimiento, ATVing in Pismo, subway riding in New York City, waiting in line at Disneyland. I could go on for hours, but my favorite times with Jessica are much simpler. Afternoons at Sweet XO, geocaching in fields, lying around the house, or driving to church. I hear the sounds of the past, as well as the future.

I hope she sees this post and realizes what a fabulous person she is. We often feel the people who know us best are the most biased, therefore their words should be discounted. But I say their words are the most powerful and truthful of any. I mean these words with all my heart. They have been collected and stored up over 18 years, and are the absolute truth. Believe them baby!

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Disneyland 2014

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New York 2013

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New York 2013

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New York 2013

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General foolery 2014

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Beach Day 2014

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Disneyland 2014

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Beach Day 2014

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Endless merriment 2014


One thought on “Happy Birthday Jessica!

  1. Babe…this is the most beautiful card I’ve ready in a veerrrry long time! Gah I’m so emotional right now I love you so much and this post captured our friendship perfectly. We’re going to grow old together, I promise you <333

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