Wednesday, October 7, 2009

My Blog Dedication-Happy Birthday Sister Friend!

Today I am dedicating my blog to my best friend Roberta because (today) is her 41st birthday. Roberta has been my best friend for 22 years. We were classmates in 12th grade in a required business class.

Just a little history! My mom moved me and two of my younger siblings to this very small town in Texas from the largest city in the state. Now, the town was so small it only had one blinking red light and no street names. The town was so small there was only one school that served K-12th grade. The school was so small we only had 35 seniors enrolled. This was a total shock to my system because I came from a school with over 900 seniors at the time of enrollment. I was mad at my mom for pulling me out of school during my 12th grade year. But looking back on it that was the best move for me because I met the person that would be my best friend for life.

Okay, back to my best friend. I remember sitting in this very small class with only 6 students in it thinking, how can I get out of this place. I set across from Roberta the first week and realized three things about her: she was very smart, she was very shy and she was someone that I wanted to be friends with. Now, I have a true passion for shy people. They are very interesting once they open up and I like that. She was very shy but we became friends very fast. We finished high school and college together. She has been by my side the entire time. She is a friend that will call you just to check on you. She would give me the shirt, pants, underwear and socks off her back without blinking. I love Roberta more than a friend, she is like a sister to me. So, today I decided to honor my best friend by listing 41 reasons why I love her. Roberta thank you for loving me and accepting me for me. Happy Birthday Sister Friend!

41 Reasons Why I Love My Best Friend:

1. because she loves me
2. because loves God
3. because she respects me
4. because she is honest
5. because she is loyal
6. because she tender
7. because she is smart
8. because she has patience
9. because of her giving heart
10. because of her values
11. because of her sweet voice
12. because she is devote to her family and friends
13. because she gives good hugs
14. because she will never turn her back on me
15. because she prayed for me when the doctors found a cancerous tumor on my kidney
16. because she recruited people to pray for me during my surgery and recovery
17. because she loves nature
18. because she comes to visit for me two weeks out of the year
19. because she never judge me
20. because she speaks to me from a loving heart
21. because she loves my family
22. because she always put my feelings before hers
23. because she makes me feel comfortable
24. because she gives wonderful advice
25. because she is very wise
26. because she laugh at all my corny jokes
27. because she love my wild and crazy stories
28. because she brighten my day when I am sad and happy
29. because she supports me 110% all the time
30. because she loves me at any size
31. because she is my self-esteem builder
32. because she is a great listener
34. because she is trustworthy
35. because she is my equal
36. because she is my backbone
37. because she has a beautiful soul
38. because she is beautiful
39. because she loves life
40. because she goes on adventurers with me
41. because of who she is - my best friend in the world

Roberta, I love you from the bottom of my heart and the soul of my core. Thank you for loving me and supporting me for so many years. I love you girl. Happy Birthday and Peace!


  1. awwww.... Happy Birthday Roberta!!

  2. My sister-friend,

    Thank you so much for such a thoughtful and caring tribute! You are the best sister-friend in the world and I am very blessed to have you in my life.

    Your words brought tears to my eyes, they are so sweet.

    Your words and flowers brought a lot of sunshine into my day. Thank you for always being there for me. Love you!


  3. You guys are making me cry over here!! What a beautiful post! Roberta sure sounds like a keeper. :)

  4. What a touching tribute! What a blessing to have such a wonderful friend.