Sarah is most definitely one of the sweetest girls I know! It is a shame we didn't become friends sooner, but I am so glad we are now. Our friendship grew when we went on a mission trip to Nicaragua together during medical school, then it continued to grow in San Diego, where we went
And then there is my friend Chelsea. She married one of my friends from high school. We met during my first year of medical school and have been great friends ever since. She is one of the only girls I have ever met that I had an instant friendship connection with. The first time we met, we just "clicked." She is so easy to get along with, and we get along so well. Even though months may go by where we never see each other, as soon as we meet again it is as though we pick up right where we left off. She is an incredible person that shares the same crazy love for dogs as I do. And now that she is a mommy she has developed this indescribable love for her child that makes one realize she was meant to be a mom. From a pediatrician standpoint, she is the kind of mom that makes me love my job and wish all my patients moms were just like her. Happy birthday Chels! I hope it was a day you will always remember! Time for another baby ;) You can follow her blog here http://baby-reed.blogspot.com/.
Robin Dyer is an angel sent from God to live on this Earth and make it a better place. I love her to pieces and honestly don't know what I would do without her in my life. She helped me go through an incredibly tough, difficult, and emotionally draining time in my life. She has been there for me through thick and thin, seen me at my lowest of low, and played the trumpet at my highest of high. She is one of the most humble and selfless people I know and would give the world to those in need if she could. I could write a book on how much she means to me, but I will spare you all. I hope you have the best birthday in the whole entire world! So very blessed to call you my friend!
And then there is my brother Mud. He toots his own horn, or rather marches to the beat of his own drummer. In other words, he is the female version of me, kinda. 10 years ago you could never in a million years get me to admit that we share a lot in common. I once thought he was quite annoying and always picking on people, uh umm...sound familiar? He loves to irritate the crap out of his other siblings, ring a bell...NICOLE!?!? What I once thought was so annoying and irritating, I now love about my brother. When he comes home from college, the house gets noisy and is always full of something interesting going on. You can bet your life that he is either irritating my sisters cat and trying his lactic acid buildup experiments on the poor thing or he is irritating my sister herself. Either one cracks me up, no offense Shannon. Mud and I also share this ginormous love for dogs that I think only we understand. So thus far, I have realized this about myself: I am irritating and a dog lover....
On the other hand, even though he may not apply himself like he should, my brother is the smartest out of all of us. He is also extremely hard working and dedicated at the things he is passionate about. His love and passion for running is the most love and passion for something that I have ever witnessed by anyone. And I must say he is pretty freaking incredible at it too! Although I wouldn't tell him this, he has grown into a pretty amazing young adult. I am proud to be his sister and I wouldn't change a thing about him! Why?
Happy birthday month my dear friends. I love you to the moon and back!