Tomorrow is Anissa'a birthday. I usually only do my kids and Troy's b-days on the blog but I just needed to do this one too.
Anissa and I grew up together and were in the same ward for most of the years at home. We were always "friends", you know the kind that you talk to and know the 411 about but we were never really close. So about 5 years ago, when we got caught in a hail storm and the power lines were down, not only were we scared but also surprised. Turns out Jolene, Mike's sister(we also grew up together) was in the car in front of us and her windows had been broken. Mike came to rescue her and I shouted at him to come over. When he told us where he lived,I have to admit I was excited and terrified all at once. I don't know about you, but I for one don't like to see people from my past. Not because I am ashamed of anything I did or who I was but because it turns out people aren't all that they seem to be in High School.
ANYWAY, after a while Mike (Anissa's hubby) started coming over to work with and use some of Troy's tools. They made fast friends. For all of you who know them both, you will not be surprised by that one. :) Anissa and I got together a little slower (we are a lot alike). I was cautious at first, no one except Kandi and Tiffany T. had ever been "true" friends to me.
Today, I am so thankful that my pain in the butt husband and Anissa's pain in the butt got us hanging out. Without them, I know we would have still come together but with a lot of wasted time.
Anissa is........very hard to explain in words. She has a love for life unlike most. She loves her kids, her dogs, her HORSES, her husband,her family and me/mine(not in that order LOL). She has become my one complete confidante. She knows it all, good and bad (even when she doesn't want to I'm sure). She is always there to be crazy when I needed to smile and to be firm when I needed to "see". She is my kid's 2nd mother. She knows everything about them, their schedule, meds, needs, wants and interests. Even the school knows they belong to her too.
This was not meant to be so long but I am not sure what to take out.
Anissa, I want you to know how grateful I am for you and your friendship. For your kindness, honesty, loyalty and unconditional love. You will never know how much I care for you and how often I pray that you will not leave me here, without you. I honestly don't know how I would survive or how I have survived without you.
I love you and I hope you have a great birthday.