When I was 10 a whirlwind showed up in my life. My Mom had met a family that had just moved to our city from England. In the family was a little girl, she was a year older than me, but she still needed someone to pal around with. My Mom suggested that we get together and see if we got along. We did. We got along famously. She was a firecracker, loads of energy, lots of imagination and boy was she bold. She was the ying to my yang. Turned out this little girl and I would be inseperable for the next three years. We were the best of friends, we did everything together.
3 years after we met, my best friend moved to Ottawa. She moved across the country from where I was. Despite the distance, we wrote letters, we even travelled to visit each other. Of course over the years distance has an affect on friendship. And while we are not as close as we were when we were 10 and 11 years old, we are still great friends. We have shared our lives.
My friend is turning 40 years old tomorrow. I can't believe it has been 3 decades since I first met her, and she is still the firecracker that she was the day I met her. So for this birthday I knew that I would have to make a pretty special card. I think I did. I think this is one of the best cards I've ever made.
I needed it to be eloquent, sort of fancy, fitting the occassion for such a good friend. I think it fits the bill. I hope that my dear friend appreciates and has the best 40th birthday ever.