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Happy Birthday to My Best Friend!
Friday, June 5th, 2020

It’s my blog. I get to do this. 🙂

My daughter, Kelly, is my best friend. We’re not sure how that happened. When she was 15, she stole my car and drove from San Antonio to Corpus Christi with a girlfriend to go to the beach. I was sure my wild child would be the death of me. But I should have known. She is me. We’ve both defied the promise of our youth to become productive, law-abiding citizens. LOL

Our annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party. Kelly and I at her old place a few years ago.

As she’s matured, we’ve drawn closer. I was sure when I moved from Texas that our bond would be stretched a bit. She’d get on with her life, and we’d see each other at holidays. However, a few months later, she called. She couldn’t stand it. She was coming to Arkansas, and we’ve been tight as thieves ever since. In fact, we share the same house now.

Us at an antique car show a couple of years ago.

She’s an amazing friend to her children as well. Yes, she can get loud when she’s displeased, but she’s always fair. And she’s very much “in” her kids’ lives. She knows their friends, throws parties for the kids (pre-COVID!), takes them to the games… She’s always on the go and never complains. Her oldest girl is just like her, and they are so close. I know when I’m gone, my dd will still have a lifelong friend.

Anyway, I just wanted to tell you how special she is to me. Every woman should have a best friend in her corner. Someone she trusts, someone she can lean on. For me, it’s my daughter.

Happy Birthday, Kelly!!!

So, everyone out there, do you have a special best friend in your life?


12 comments to “Happy Birthday to My Best Friend!”

  1. Red headed hellion
    · June 5th, 2020 at 8:29 am · Link

    Thank you so much Mama! You’re the best friend a girl could have. Now I have to wipe my tears 😭😭😭 so sweet.

  2. Ava Cuvay
    · June 5th, 2020 at 8:36 am · Link

    What a special treat to have such a great relationship between mother and daughter! Happy Birthday to Kelly!

  3. Kitt Rose
    · June 5th, 2020 at 8:45 am · Link

    My mom’s my best friend too! It’s wonderful you have such a special relationship. Happy Birthday to Kelly!

  4. Kelley
    · June 5th, 2020 at 8:51 am · Link

    This makes my heart happy to see the awesome bond you have with your daughter. Has I have the same bond with my youngest daughter. We don’t live together but in the same town and talk or text everyday. We think so much alike its scary at times. Happy Birthday Kelly!

  5. Susan Day
    · June 5th, 2020 at 10:47 am · Link

    You are so fortunate to have one another. My mom and I had our ‘dramatic moments’ as I was growing up too. But we also became very close. Unfortunate she had dementia as she got older, and I visit her and tell her about her life. She thought those conversations were interesting. She’s gone now, and I so miss her. Enjoy your times together, and give thanks for one another.

  6. ButtonsMom2003
    · June 5th, 2020 at 12:45 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday Kelly!

  7. Mary M Hart
    · June 5th, 2020 at 1:06 pm · Link

    Congrats on having such a relationship with your daughter Lady Delilah! Mine is close to me, too and for now we (and her boyfriend), are living together supporting one another in these crazy times. Family is so important, and friends and colleagues can be family too! Community with others is the Future! 🙂

  8. flchen1
    · June 5th, 2020 at 2:30 pm · Link

    What an incredible blessing for you both to share such a special relationship, Delilah and Kelly!! Hugs to you both, and, Kelly, wishing you a spectacular day celebrating you!! That beauty and strength you share runs in your family!

  9. Debra Guyette
    · June 6th, 2020 at 5:39 am · Link

    Happy Birthday and my daughters are my best friends.

  10. Susan Saxx
    · June 6th, 2020 at 1:32 pm · Link

    What a lovely post and what a great relationship you two have. :)) Such a blessing.

    Happy Birthday, Kelly!

  11. Delilah
    · June 6th, 2020 at 1:56 pm · Link

    Thanks for all the birthday wishes! And I loved reading how some of you have the same sort of relationship with your own daughters!

  12. Linda L Richter
    · June 6th, 2020 at 4:15 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday, Kelly <3

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