joyful girl

we owe each other the world. the world owes us nothing.

112378437078808317 August 11, 2005

Filed under: Uncategorized — amyjoyfox @ 2:12 pm

it’s deb’s birthday! deb has been my friend longer than anyone else in the world, aside from my immediate family. she is smart and funny and we share a love of good books and coffee. our sleepovers when we were little were made up of lots of quiet reading of horse books. (we also shared a love of horses, and had plans to start a ranch together.) deb introduced me to taylor, the best possible college for me, and to the boxcar children when i was little. (we WERE the boxcar children when we played in her creek!) she hiked the grand canyon this summer, and she and her husband moved to portland last year just because they wanted to. she’s compassionate, articulate, and steady. she has a crazy job (teaching middle school special education students) and loves it. she’s also very good at it. we cna go for months without speaking, and it’s still like yesterday. she shares a family background that is probably more similar to mine than anyone else. she is my original kindred spirit.

happy birthday, dear!


2 Responses to “112378437078808317”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    i too was a boxcar child1 i was just asking heather if she ever read those books as a kid. she said no and i was sad…then i read this. yay for boxcar children. oh, and happy birthday deb.
    mandy t.

  2. Thanks, Amy! That was beautiful. I wish we could still have sleepovers where we stayed up all night reading. 🙂
    Love ya,

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