Today is Sue J's Birthday. God firmly placed Sue & I together as friends, even as we were both saying "What the???" Sue is quiet, I am LOUD. Sue is brown, I am hot pink. Sue is humble, I crave the spotlight. Yes, we are both addicted to coffee, and yes, we both have like-aged daughters. But really, God, really? Oh, that's the other thing. We both love Jesus so much.
I hate outside (it's all the dirt & bugs & stuff). Sue loves to garden. My playdates consist of me saying "go play" to the kids. Sue has themed playdates with crafts, snacks and games all following the theme.
I often wonder why Sue would have me as a friend. But, do you know why I have Sue as friend? Sue is everything I wish I was in a friend. She is truly thoughtful. If you mention something in passing, she remembers. She is the queen of the knock & run gift. See, she doesn't want the spotlight, she just wants you to know that you were thought of and loved. So she doesn't stay to get the thanks, she just leaves it on your porch, knocks and runs.
When I look at Sue, I often can see Jesus shining through. She is strong in that meek way. Yup, I know that's confusing. She faces challenges in her life with strength and dignity, but never says "look at me, look how I'm fighting!" and doesn't want a pat on the back.
Girlfriend, you are special. (this is where I should cue "The Wind Beneath My Wings.") Oh, that's the other thing about Sue...just when you have her pegged as serious, she will say something so funny that you nearly fall out of your chair. And it's clever funny. Not stupid funny like my stuff. :-)
So Happy Birthday Sue! You are thought of and loved. If I had your blog password, I'd hijack your blog. But instead, you'll just have to come over to my blog. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Thanks for being my friend!