Saturday, December 29, 2007

Special Birthday Wishes

Today is a VERY special day for a most special person in my life. My very best friend in the whole wide world turns the big THREE-OH! As you might remember I turned 30 back in November. I thought I was going to have a hard time with it, but as it turns out most of you were right...it IS just another number and so what if I have to check a different box on any form now that says 30-50 instead of 20-30. *Sigh*

Anyhow, today is my best friend Becca's special day. She was in Arkansas for the holidays and will be traveling back to her home in Baltimore today. If you could go over and say Happy Birthday to my B/F/F you can have a slice of cake! :) Yup, I said cake...what's a birthday without cake?!

Becca is a connoisseur of fine wines, in fact she frequently attends and hosts wine parties at her home in Baltimore, Maryland. But, since she's from Arkansas, I know she loves a good 'ole Beer from time to time, so Becca take your pick (or have both, it's YOUR birthday!!).
I love ya, Bec and in honor of your big thirtieth birthday, here's a re-print of the tribute I did for you last year on your birthday:

-She moved all the way from Arkansas where she'd been most of her life and where most of her family is to Maryland where she only knew a few people.
Since then she has made a host of friends, been involved in Jaycees, had some GREAT jobs and met lots of new people.
-When we were in elementary school, we'd play together at recess. I didn't have any gloves. We'd swing beside one another on the swing sets. She'd give me one of her -gloves and we'd each have a glove.
We'd swing as high as we could and sing the Kit Kat commercial...


"Gimmie a break, gimmie a break. Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat Bar"

-We'd also play tether ball A LOT. She was great because I don't think she really liked it, but I liked it a lot loved it. She'd play me and let me win I'd beat her most of the time.
-We called each other by code names when we'd pass notes in class in case the letter got confiscated by the teacher.
-One time a letter did get confiscated by a teacher. It was disastrous!
-I remember one time I had a death in my family. A very tragic death of a small cousin due to horrible abuse. It was a traumatic time for me. I remember laying on the bed one night just crying. Bec just laid down beside me and put her arm around me and laid with me 'till I fell asleep crying. Just knowing that she was there beside me helped get me through MANY tough times after that.
-I threw up one night before going into a haunted house with her 'cause I was so scared. We still went in!
-We used to play Lifestyles of the Poor and Unknown. We'd play like we were reporters etc and talk to one another as though we were interviewing each other and make recordings. It was loads of fun. We'd even try to have the accent.
-My mom calls her the "oldest" daughter eventhough I am a little over a month older than Bec. She always said Becca just acted like the oldest. WHATEVER MOM!!
-When Bec moved away in Junior high, we would record tapes and send to one another 'cause I didn't have a phone. We would just record letters onto the tapes and mail them back and forth to one another.
-Her mom owned a Mexican restaurant when we were kids. I LOVED to go there to work with Bec eat! It was GREAT food. I think that's why I have such a love today for Mexican food.
-We've been friends for 18 years. Yup, 18 years...WOW!
-I've known her longer than I've known most people in my life besides my family...even my husband!
-She knows lots of secrets about me, but she's my BEST friend and she'd never tell...so don't even try to bribe her!
-She's an awesome dancer!
-She's great with kids. They love her.
-She's got a beautiful smile. It lights up a room. She gets it from her mother.
-She's the greatest friend that a girl like me could ever ask for. I am not just saying that either, 'cause Christmas is over and she got me a great gift, so I don't have to kiss up anymore. : )

I love you Becca and I hope that you always know that!!!
May your thirtieth birthday be the gateway for the greatness you are destined to find!

15 comments, add yours here:

Desert Songbird said...

Dear friends like this are so rare; you are very, very blessed. I have a couple of friends like this, so I know how lucky you are.

Happy Birthday to your special friend!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Becca,
Happy Birthday to you. :)

Rebecca said...

Thanks all and most of all to Tisha. She's the world's bestest herself. :)

I love you, honey!!

the teach said...

How wonderful to have such a good BFF, Tisha! Happy New Year's!

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the teach said...

Oh and Happy B-day to Becca!!

Matt-Man said...

Happy Birthday to the B-Girl. Cheers!!

everaftermyway said...

Happy Birthday to Becca!

Linda said...

Luckily I still have a Livejournal account as otherwise it was going to be a pain in the behind leaving your good buddy a birthday message but I got 'er done!

Aren't best friends the best?!?

Sarge Charlie said...

I will stop by with a wish

Sarge Charlie said...

sorry I was not smart enough to comment on her site, Happy birthday Becca

katherine. said...

wonderful people are born on the 29th.

Happy Birthday to Becca (I bet she knows how to spell your name correctly! smile)

Titania Starlight said...

Hi Tish,
Stopping by to wish you a safe and Happy New Year.


Take care and see you next year. It will be nice to get back to a regular routine with the holidays over. :0)

Akelamalu said...

What a lovely tribute to your friend. Happy Birthday Becca.

Mommatude said...

Happy Birthday to her!!!!

tegdirb92 said...

what a great friend you are to do a tribute like that!! Happy Birthday to her :)