Sunday, April 18, 2010

Dear Cory,

Today is your birthday, and I want to tell you how much I cherish our friendship of the last 18 years.

Me & Cory at Yosemite in 1996

Your love of hiking and the outdoors introduced me to areas of California I had never seen before and sparked my love of wildlife and wilderness.

You have been there for me without fail through some of the most difficult times in my life, listening with an open-hearted compassion and always finding a way to make me laugh.

Your creativity inspired me to learn crafts I never would have attempted, like knitting and collage, and those activites have brought me tremendous joy.

Thank you for all of the unexpected gifts you have so generously given to me over the years. I hope we have many more years of outdoor adventures, holiday celebrations, creative explorations, and heart-to-heart talks.

Happy birthday!



PS. Cory is also known as Dogwood, and you can check out her blog at Pink Dogwood Blossom and also read more about her here .


Theresa said...

Happy Birthday to my dear friend Cory! She is special to me and I am honored to call her AND YOU FRIEND! Hugs from Georgia!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Happy Birthday!!

Rachel said...

Awww... Happy Birthday Cory! What a beautiful tribute to your dear friend.

Suz said...

you and Cory are so beautiful...
inside and out
thanks for snitching!

Linda said...

Happy Birthday Cory!

Maiden Jane said...

What a lovely tribute to an obviously talented gal!

Thimbleanna said...

What a sweet tribute! There's nothing like a good friend to see you through. Happy Birthday Cory!!!

Dogwood said...

Thank you, thank you. I am smiling from ear to ear. My "Dear Cory" letter is so sweet. You are a precious friend. My the sun shine on you today! Hugs, Cory/Dogwood