Monday, September 28, 2009

To a special 40 year old

Renee,

My first impression of you, after reading your blog, was that you were an introspective woman and a dedicated Mom. After winning your "Pay It Forward" post, I realized how incredibly creative you are when I received my package that included beautiful earrings, handmade by you! I remember reading your pre-BlogHer posts, about how hesitant you were to be thrown into a situation that involved meeting a bunch of new people, and I expected you to be shy and quiet in person. Girlfriend, I was wrong. You are one brave woman, who did not let any introverted tendencies keep you from putting yourself out there and being a friend to people like me - and I'm so happy that you did! I had such a great time getting to know you better in person at BlogHer this summer. It made me wish that we lived closer to each other, because I think you are a treasure to have as a friend.

Christy, me, Renee and Kirsten enjoying lunch in Chicago

Renee, me, Stacey and Issa in the lobby at BlogHer

So, on the occasion of your 40th birthday, I wanted to take the opportunity that the wonderful Issa put together for all of us - your bloggy friends - to tell you how very special you are, and to wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Welcome to the 40's!

At the age of 20, we don't care what the world thinks of us;
at 30, we worry about what it is thinking of us;
at 40, we discover that it wasn't thinking of us at all.
- Anonymous

Personally, I think 40 is the age that you truly come into yourself and focus on what really matters to you - whatever that is.

Love and Friendship,
Kari

5 comments:

butwhymommy said...

Thank you sweetie. You make me want to jump in a plane and fly to SF just to give you a hug.

bernthis said...

I wish I had been a part of this blog world when I turned forty that is for sure. Beautiful post

also the reason you are always sick on the Jewish holidays is because you are really Jewish. You see we prefer to suffer and there you are suffering on the holiest days of the Jewish calendar. Mazel Tov. Welcome to the crew.

Maura said...

Lovely post. :-) Wish I'd had the chance to hang out more with you guys while we were there. But since we *do* live close to each other, we really should get together soon!

Zip n Tizzy said...

What a nice post.
To blog friendships!!

Happy Birthday Renee.

Kat said...

So sweet and I love making friends in the blogging world and even better that you got to meet yours in real life. Hope she had a happy 40th!

 

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