Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Upon Tam's Birthday

I have told you here and there about my friend Tam. Today she is a teency bit older than she was yesterday and to mark this occasion I thought it behooves me to brag on her a bit. Tam and I have been friends since 9th grade for me and 10th for her. It was love at first sight....well actually we both had thick glasses so I am not so sure how much of each other we actually SAW that first meeting! Anyway, Tam is a forever friend who has stepped in when the world stepped out. I was a bus/van kid nobody, and she helped make me a somebody, full of vision, love and wild imagination.

Grab a kleenex Tam, here are 34 reasons why I love you to pieces:

1. Yellow notepads.
2. Dune perfume.
3. For all your hand-me-downs that I soo needed in college.
4. For ALWAYS remembering my birthday even when I forgot yours.
5. "I Shall NOT Be Moved"
6. "The Sands of Time"
7. For helping me make maternity clothes.
8. Alphabet verses. (I think we should revive this, don't you??)
9. Tasty Taco Pie. (Man I love you soo much more than that pie with the stomach flu!)
10. The zillions of covers on your bed up in the loft.
11. For NEVER laughing at any of my hair-brained ideas. Ever. Even if you wanted to.
12. Waistbands. Frankly I still like 'em.
13. Brandywine Falls secrets.
14. For "bailing me out" of my own claw foot tub the night before my wedding.
15. For laughing at all of my jokes.
16. For roses and roses and more roses sent to me on YOUR birthday, the day we came home from Mongolia.
17. "The Good Ship Friendship."
18. For introducing me to Laura Ashley, thus all things pastel, flowery and dainty.
19. For hugs that say, "I will still be here 10 years from now."
20. For hiding in Patty's car with me from "the mob."
21. Iced tea with way too much lemon for my taste.
22. Talking with me until we both fell asleep the night before my wedding.
23. Watching everyone else live "Happily ever after," and never begrudging them while you patiently waited for your own Prince Charming.
24. "Hellen, Hellen, Hellen." (I am humming and tapping my foot right now too...)
25. The hushed way you talk when you are serious...REALLY serious about something, only to end up cracking up over the seriousness of it!!
26. Your "River rock" movin' faith.
27. The way you get tickled when I really "give it to someone" and then watch me fix my messes.
28. 30's music.
29. Your cleaning outfit.
30. Your handwriting and writing style that I adore.
31. For sending me Fall leaves in Mongolia, and glue to hold my water pipes together.
32. Your falling out french braid.
33. For finally forgiving me for the dime I still owe you from high school.
34. For loving me almost as much as I love you.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Your Chum,


  1. mom is over. i am introducing her to the world of blogs and i chat. she is reading and loling. a joyful heart is good medicine. a joyful heart is good. thank you for your kind words. you have always been good medicine to these dried up bones of mine. ah, memories that money can't buy and can't be duplicated. how precious you are to me.
    i think i'll go get that kleenx.

  2. Hi Deena,
    I came over from Mary's blog. I just wanted to wish Tam a very happy birthday today - last night was so much fun!
    It was so nice to see you again!

  3. Hey there! Amy told me that you said Hi, so I thought I'd hop on here to say "hi" back. :o)

    Every now and then when I see (from Mary's site) that you've updated your site I usually pop over to see how you are doing. I've really enjoyed reading about God's goodness to you, especially regarding Alana. Isn't He just wonderful?!?!

    Anyways, about this post about Tam...
    I TOTALLY laughed out loud at #25. Your description is completely perfect! Oh, I miss Tam so much! I would have LOVED to be there "live" (as we say) for her! Oh, and so sweet of her to send you Fall leaves - that is just like Tam and her thoughtfulness.

    I think I've had far too much coffee today since it's after 10 and I'm still babbling. :o)

    Hope you have a great night!

    In Christ,
    Chrissy Brown (Nawalaniec)