I promised you that we'd open a birthday present today...
This gift, as much as the ones before, has totally touched my heart.
Once again, I am reminded of how I have the BEST friends & family in the world.
What on earth have I done to deserve you?
Through blogging, you and I stumbled upon each other because there was something about you that I just loved and I wanted to know more...
Was it your words? Your photos? Your art?
Or... maybe it was the way you reached out to me with your smile, the smile that I always imagined you had when I would read your bright and cheery thoughts everyday.
Maybe...it was all of the above.
I always wished that one day, I would be able to see your beautiful smile "for real".
I wanted to get to know you and let you know that you brightened my day every time I stopped by to visit you...
My wish came true.
I did meet you.
And I DID see that smile and all of the beauty surrounding you.
You were everything that I thought you would be (& more).
The love of family and friends...which is something we both cherish deeply...shined from within and it was then and there...I knew there was no turning back...we are FRIENDS.
We've shared laughs and tears, our art and souls.
We (virtually) watched our children spread their wings and comforted each other at times of loss.
You've shared your Mother with me when I no longer had mine. It is such an honor to call her "Mom" :)))
When God did not give me a daughter, you've shared yours with me. I could not ask for two more beautiful girls than yours.
You have such a generous soul Chantal and for that, I will be ever so grateful.
Just like the ribbon in this beautiful tassel that you made just for me...
your smile, your spirit and our memories will forever be intertwined in my heart.
Forever and Ever!
Now if you are thinking that I was only talking to Chantal here...guess again.
As deep hearted (& mushy) as this post was, I am saying this to ALL of you who visit here...
there IS something that you and I have in common, something that we both LOVE about each other, and most of all, there is something that we do share and I'd like to call it FRIENDSHIP.
Whether you are a lurker, a stalker, a follower or even if you leave me a comment or not...
Just the thought of knowing you came here to visit me is a gift in itself and I cannot tell you how appreciative I am :)))
I can't believe that I only have 11 days left to celebrate my Birthday MONTH.
I still have LOTS of presents to open!!!!
I hope I'm not boring you with my "all about ME" month...
After all, it is about US! Yes...YOU & ME! FRIENDS!!!
If it wasn't, then you wouldn't be here with me right now! Right?