But it was also the last day of school and I was distracted with a capital D.
But Erica deserves a ticker tape parade and a private concert by the Beatles for her birthday so I couldn't let the day pass without my two cents.
So here goes.
Erica was my first friend when I transferred high schools as a Junior, something I do not recommend. We could not have been more different upon meeting but we took each other in and formed a friendship like no other.
Erica was my first roommate when I went away to college. We lived like an old married couple and loved every minute.
Erica is one of my tall and beautiful girlfriends. (I'm blessed with several.) I used to be intimidated by her beauty but she has always made me feel just as tall and just as beautiful.
Erica and I have a soul connection that will be in place for our entire lives. She is wickedly smart, hilariously funny, charmingly quirky, unfailingly loyal, and 100% true to herself. She mothers like no one's business and provides experiences for her kids that don't even occur to most people. She has a love of world travel, thought-provoking books, perfectly cooked asparagus and would spend all day hiking if she could. Her outward beauty pales in comparison to the woman she is and I wish her the best this life has to offer on what is now the day after her 35th birthday.
Happy Birthday E-Dogg. Thanks for being one of my girls. I love you.