a month of celebration

Since highschool my birthday has been synonymous with these two ladies’. September has always been a whole month of celebration. Today we gathered around a table to mark Mel’s 28th. So I thought it would be the perfect time to say a few words about these two.
Melanie was my best friend in high school. I had a love/hate relationship with high school. I mostly always loved school, but it was a really insane time in my life. There have been so many moments that I have stopped and thought to myself, “I have no clue how I would’ve made it without Mel.” She is an incredible friend with a huge heart. I am so immensely grateful to have had her in my life. She can make any anything fun. She never fails on her word. She is steadfast and sincere. She has so many qualities that I admire and that I have always lacked.
There are so many things that I could say about Lauren. She is the only person I have ever known to be camera ready at every moment. She is such an encourager. Even if she doesn’t know you, she wants to build you up. She has a genuine interest in people. Her smile is contagious and she loves hard. She is the life of the party and so much more.
I love the people around this table. They are an insanely hilarious, full of life, and incredibly loyal group of people. They are the kind of people that keep you smiling when you’re with them. They take care of each other. I admire each of them. Happy birthday friends. You both are wonderful and I pray this year gives you all the love, joy, and adventure that you deserve.