today is caitlin's birthday! naturally, I think she's awesome because her birthday is in August...and that just makes people awesome. BUT it turns out that even if Caitlin were born in some lame month she would still be just as awesome.
Have you met her? you should. she would be really nice to you. she would talk to you and ask you interesting questions about yourself and life and before you know it you would be really good friends with her and making target runs together, eating chips and salsa whenever possible, planning parties, dressing up, laughing a lot, going on trips, riding roller coasters, talking about boys, going to the farmer's market, etc. AND before you know it you would realize your life is better because Caitlin is your friend. All along she has been encouraging you, praying for you, challenging you, and bettering (is that a word?) you.
then one day you may find yourself living with her and both planning weddings together and going through big life changes together and sharing tears and smiles and these big big moments and all the while grateful to have someone who knows what you are going through every step of the way.
she's a treasure that caitlin. i'm glad she's been around for 30 years making everyone's life a little bit more awesome. cait, I hope you have the happiest of birthdays on this very big day. let me know what 30's like :)