to one of my oldest and dearest friends, Christie.
We've known each other since the days of school buses,
playgrounds, overalls, girl scouts, indoor recess
and sleepover birthday parties.
We went out separate ways and finally found each other again.
She's grown up into an amazing woman with strength to be jealous of,
extreme independence, an incredible amout of knowledge,
and an uncanny ability to laugh at her own jokes.
She's as crazy as they come, and I love her for it.