Happy Birthday Dawn, Jennifer

Happy Birthday wishes to two of my dearest friends who are celebrating birthdays this week — Dawn and Jennifer.

I have known both of these ladies for more than 20 years and we have been through so much together.   We have shared wonderful times and also some very hard times as well.  Both of them were bridesmaids in my wedding.  I love them like sisters.  We have each other’s backs and that is awesome!

A memorable quote from the movie “Beaches,” was about having a very long memory between the two lead characters.  My memory of both of them is very long too.  I have had the pleasure of both of them in my life for many, many years.  That is a true blessing!!!

There is something truly special about a long and endearing friendship.  You can look at each other and just crack up laughing.  Or remember and reminisce over so many wonderful times and experiences that you have spent together.  Having inside jokes and amazing times together is a real treasure.

Dawn’s birthday is the same week as her son.  Happy Birthday to him as well.  We met in college during our freshman year.  We lived on the same hall in our dorm all four years while in school.

Our senior year we were roommates.  She had to put tape down the center of the room one time since I was quite messy and she was the neat one.  I have tried to change my ways and be neater but I still clearly remember this.  Sorry for my messes Dawn!

We used to like going dancing quite a bit and had so much fun.  We had so many great memories through the years.  Both of us had amazing dreams for our future when we first met and now since we have lived interesting lives, some of those have come true and some of our life has turned out differently.

Jennifer and I met in high school.  We were in chorus and show choir together and had fun traveling several places during our senior year.  We since have worked together with our reunion committee and had an absolute blast with seeing our old (pun intended) friends from school.

I remember her Z28 that she used to have.  It was a stick shift and we used to go out for lunch quite a bit and get together after school as well.  It was a great car to run around town in.  I have a picture of the two of us in front of the car with our big 1980s hair!  What fun memories.

She was a young mother and I was privileged to be very involved with her daughter through the years.  And I remember singing Handel’s Messiah one year at midnight mass with Jen.  That was great as well.

I could go on and on with stories about the two of them, but most of those should remain between us.  After all, friendship and the secrets of friends are sacred.

Happy Birthday to these fine ladies who I am honored to have as such close friends!! I do love you both very much!!

Here are few quotes about friendship:

  • “A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.”  ~Douglas Pagels
  • “Most of us don’t need a psychiatric therapist as much as a friend to be silly with.” – Robert Brault
  • “Friendship isn’t a big thing – it’s a million little things.”  ~Author Unknown
  • “A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.”  ~Leo Buscaglia
  • “Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.”  ~Sicilian Proverb

I hope that you also have a dear friend to share the good and bad times with.  Please share something about your friends with me and the other readers.

4 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Dawn, Jennifer

  1. Okay…this is frustrating. I read this post yesterday and was bawling like a baby…..and left a comment on the blog, not too long after you posted it. I did it from my iPad….and it didn’t show up. Arrghh. So, I am trying this again. I loved your post, and am so glad that we are friends!!!

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