Thursday, July 9, 2009


My dear sweet Suzanne.  Today is your birthday and I can't even begin to imagine what my life would be like without you in it.  I vividly remember our first meeting outside your house when we were looking to buy our new home.  I remember thinking how incredibly beautiful and nice you were.  How amazing is it that I was so right!   It took John awhile to actually believe that someone could be so nice and sincere - surely you must have a darker side.  But he has since seen the light that you are.  You cheer up a room just by walking into it.  You have inspired me to be a better person and challenged me in new ways.  Without you I would not have this incredible job that I love - it never would have crossed my mind.  Without you Jack would not have a best friend living right next door.  I not only love you but I love your entire family - I mean all of them - your sister and her family  - your parents - your beautiful children and your husband.  I don't know why God has been so incredibly good to me but I am not about to question it.  Today on your birthday I thank Him for the gift of you.  You are a forever friend - this I know.  We will grow old, and wear funny outfits and forget what we just said..... but we will do it together.  I searched for photos of you and even though you will probably kill me for putting this one on my blog - I picked it because it is us.  We can be silly and laugh at ourselves.We can be completely open and comfortable in any situation (and I know you know the situations I am talking about).  This is friendship.  I know you will always be there for me and I know you know I will always be there for you.  My dear, dear, dear friend - Happy Birthday - I love you.


Crash said...

Oh that is such a sweet, sweet and such a true blog post, kristin. we all thank the Lord for Suzanne and the Smiffs. happy birthday, suz! love you.

Crash said...

okay, this is joy. it looks like cade posted what i just said.

Jonny said...

it is SO obvious that Suzanne was a cheerleader! Oh yeah! )JULIE)