Some people walk into your life and change it for the better, change YOU for the better, even though you never knew you needed them.
Esta Doutrich and Jenny Smucker are two people who have blessed me this way. Somehow I never knew how close their birthdays are; Jenny’s is today, and Esta’s was yesterday.
Today’s post is in honor of them.
Thank you for teaching me that it’s possible to be best friends with your sister despite nine years age difference.
Thank you for amazing me with your intellect and wit.
Thank you for your fashion advice.
Thank you for the impromptu sleepovers.
Thank you for bringing me kittens and books and tea and hugs when I’m feeling down.
Thank you for understanding my sense of humor.
Thank you for making an effort to befriend me even before we’d ever even met.
Thank you for listening and offering expert advice to all my problems, especially those pertaining to depression.
Thank you for getting what depression is like.
Thank you for your fun and funny personality that makes life so much more enjoyable of a place to live.
Thank you for the overflowing bounty of insight into the world you possess, due to your faith and your hunger for knowledge and your understanding of culture.
Jenny. Esta. You have now idea how much you’ve blessed me in life. I love you tremendously.