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  • Writer's pictureSherry Kirkland

Happy Birthday Stephanie

A friend is defined as a person that you have a mutual bond of affection with. The urban dictionary defines a friend as someone you love who loves you, someone you trust who trusts you and someone that you respect, who respects you. A friend is honest and makes you want to be honest too. A friend is loyal.

Wow, that is a mouthful but it describes you perfectly Stephanie. Girl you came into my life when I felt like it had just been me and the Lord, for a long time. Being from Buffalo and moving to the south, I was no longer near my closest friends and family. And at my age I felt like I was just too old to be making 'new' friends. Plus being a 'New Yorker' in the heart of the south, I always felt like an outcast, different than the people around me.

During this time, I would talk to God about everything, including my lack of friends. It was actually a good time in my life because God became my friend. But despite that, it is nice to have a person to share your thoughts with. I had my husband and my son but I was missing a girl friend. And Stephanie that's when He brought you into my life.

It has been so refreshing getting to know you. I can talk to you for hours and it feels like no time has went by at all. I never have to be mindful of what I'm talking about. With you girl I can be, just me. I thank God for you all the time. And I want to thank you, for being my friend.

So, today I want to say Happy Birthday Stephanie! I love you and I want you to know that your friendship means the world to me. Have a wonderful, amazing, spectacular, outstanding day. You deserve it.

I pray that the fruits of the spirit abound in your life not only today but everyday. That the love you show to others come back to you ten fold and that no good thing ever be withheld from your life. In Jesus name, Amen.

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