Monday, January 12, 2009

Happy Birthday to YOU!

I am wishing my gorgeous friend Givinya a very happy birthday today!

Here are 10 reasons, in no particular order why I love her & am proud to call her my friend!
1. She's strong! She has inner strength that I believe is God given.
2. She makes me laugh. Often!
3. She is an awesome mum. She has much patience & enjoys her kids company!
4. She makes delicious sponge cakes.
5. She is a woman after God's own heart & seeks his will.
6. She is there when ever help is needed.
7. She is SOOOOO selfless. (I secretly think she should be a wee bit more selfish)
8. She has great hair! So bouncy, healthy & shiny.
9. She keeps things real, I love that about her.
10. She has made my life richer for knowing her!
Thanks for being such a treasured friend! I love you dearly...

Happy Birthday


Femina said...

Happy birthday, Givinya! (Assuming you'll be over here to read this post.)

Hippomanic Jen said...

Oops. I was going to do the same thing on Givinya's birthday. For some reason it never clicked that today was the 12th. Happy Birthday!

Givinya De Elba said...

Oh my dear, what a lovely post! I have got you fooled haven't I?

1. Well, I do usually start any path of strength with complete falling-apart, as we've all just seen over the last 8 weeks. It's the support of my friends that gets me through.

2. It's just because I'm so silly that I make you laugh.

3. I lose my patience so often, and I love my time alone, but I hope I enjoy my kids >65% of the time. I've decided that 65% ain't bad. As in, "The kitchen is 65% clean, I'll just put my feet up."

4. The nicest sponge cakes were after I'd given up and started buying them from Woolies. Although with a new oven that actually works, I might start trying them again.

5. Oh Swift Jan, I hope so, but you know, I do the falling-apart thing so WELL.

6. Well, thanks, yes sometimes! Not always, and I'm working on that.

7. I think you've got the wrong person.

8. Coming from my hairdresser, that means SO much to me! You know my secret, don't you? I do nothing to it. Nothing. Just wash it when it's ghastly. So it's healthy, but rarely recently-cut and hardly ever coloured or styled. Healthy, yeah, but the low ponytail gets old once you're as ancient as I now am.

9. Well, I'll always do that for you, yes I will. Brace yourself. Sometimes I use bad words.

10. Thankyou so much for saying that. Stay on the Google Talk, because moving away from you will be SO HARD!

I love you and your gorgeous family. Thanks for the birthday wishes.

Dee from Downunder said...

Thats a lovely birthday tribute!

Jen said...

I agree, she is a very awesome person and totally deserves the best birthday ever!