'Cuz That's How We Roll
Yeah OK. As birthdays go, this one probably isn't destined to make it onto your Top Ten Birthdays of All Time list.
You're sick. You're sad. You
just broke up with your boyfriend. You're temporarily between jobs.
You're not thrilled about turning 26. Your mother sent you more ugly
jewelry in your birthday package.
(And then there's that whole
thing about your stepdad and the manager of The Foo Fighters being
mortal enemies. But maybe we'll save that story for another day.)
Even so, my dear, darling,
wonderful, precious daughter, please know that you are surrounded by a
world of family and friends who love you and are thinking about you, on
this day and every day. We watch you struggle and we watch you
triumph ... and then we watch you do it all over
again ... and it's hard sometimes to know which makes us prouder: your determination when you're down, or your humility
when you're back on top. Either way, you never fail to inspire.
I wish I were there with you this morning in your new apartment
... sitting on a blanket on the living room floor, picking cat
hairs out my coffee, watching you open your birthday package (I'm
sorry!! I looked for
Marcasite, I really did!) ... but I'm there with you in spirit,
Puss. And in heart, and in soul, and in memory, and in every other way
that counts. And I always will be.
'Cuz that's how we roll, you and me.
Happy Birthday Puss!
I love you always!
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