Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Happy 30th Birthday to Anne

Today, my friend Anne turns 30 years old. Happy Birthday Annie! Wishing you so much happiness on your special day!

Anne and I met when we were 15 years old at the fine academic institution of Visitation Academy High School in St. Louis, MO. I feel so blessed to have had Anne as a friend by my side through high school, college, grad school, and our moving all over the place - her to Philadelphia and back to St. Louis, me to North Carolina, DC and Nashville.  We've seen each other through job changes, relationship changes, house moves, and the ups and downs of life.  

Anna and Margaret are so very blessed to have "Aunt Anne" in their life - Anne was calling and emailing me moments after their birth, spent a weekend getting to know them in Nashville when they were 4 weeks old, and then made multiple trips to see them since then - and was there to help us celebrate their first birthday. She's spoiled them with gift after gift and treats them with so much love, generosity, and kindness.  We are all so lucky to have her in our lives, and I often feel that I don't deserve such a perfect friend who unconditionally loves and supports all of us, even through this last year when I haven't been the friend I've wanted to be because I've gotten so caught up with caring for the girls.  To have a friend who forgives you for not returning emails and phone calls, and for not being there when they could have used your company and support - well, that truly is a good friend.

At my bridesmaid luncheon in July 2004
Holding 4 week old Anna
And 4-week old Margaret

Thank you, Anne, for being the most loyal, supportive friend in my life.  Joey, the girls and I are so thankful for you!  We are so excited to celebrate your birthday this weekend in Nashville.  Lots of love from our family to you.


Anonymous said...

you are the sweetest ever. none of this is deserved, but i love you all and can't wait to see you... xo

Harris Boys said...

you are too sweet katie. what a lucky friend anne is to have you in her life.

Happy birthday to your long-time friend!

the schirano triplets said...

oh wow katie, what a sweet and heartwarming post. you 2 have such a wonderful friendship. happy birthday anne!

BuckeyeBundle said...

Oh, so sweet. That was so nice to hear about your amazing friend. I have a feeling she feels the same way about you! :) Happy Birthday to Anne!