My dearest friend had a birthday. Not recently , but way back at the beginning of June. We celebrated with our annual birthday date this past weekend and because the birthday and the birthday date were as close as we have ever managed to get them, in our nine plus years of friendship, it seemed like a good time for a commemorative post. Hasn't she aged well for twenty eight? Don't let the sweet playful eyes and bouncy curls fool you, she's as sassy as they come. She's going to love on you, and stand by you, and encourage you- no matter how hard you kick. Happy birthday darling Jen! I'm so thankful to have you in my life. You rescue me weekly and sometimes daily with your encouragement, and laughter, and sometimes just when you tell it like it is. The world is a better place for having you in it and those of us who know you will just try really hard to not "nanny-nah" the rest of everyone too hard. Keep on being the lovely woman God made you- we love her!