Yet another entry in my Happy birthday series. Every year, I try to pick and choose friends to send a wish to on their birthday. The blogs have been a way for me to share my feelings with special friends. You can never tell your loved one's enough how much they mean to you.
Heather and I met in 2002 when I started attending her church. At the time, she and three other mom's had small children in the nursery like I did. Our daughters along with one other became playmates. Heather,another mom Alyce and I started having mom's night out every month. I quickly learned, Heather is a quiet person like Marty and doesn't have much to say. She is also a intensely private person, who keeps everything to herself. Basically, we are polar opposites. Over time, I slowly gained her trust and we became closer than friends.
Heather is my sister, she has walked through so many dark times in my life. She helped me when my own sisters weren't so nice, she was there when my grandparents died and she was steadfast when Marty was sick. In fact, the day we got the call she was the one who came and took the kids on a moments notice. In return, I have been a sounding board for her and seen her through some tough times. At one point or another we both have worried about our Dad's heart conditions.
We have shared the joys of motherhood together. We often can be found at the park during the summer or spring break. We finally got past the Chuck E. Cheese years together ( she may still be going because she has younger kids) and now are navigating the teen years together.
Sadly, she is one of the people I am hurting the most by leaving to Georgia. It's going to be tough for her and I know that. She doesn't know it, but I am going to force her to come visit me. I will win this one!
I am so thankful for your friendship and sisterhood. Thanks for always being there when I needed you most. We've had some fun times together and will continue to have those fun times together. You will learn, I am always here no matter how far away I am.
Happy birthday, my sister, I hope its a wonderful day.