This is most definitely a day late, but I absolutely had to wish my dearest fousin Christina a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Yes, I was blessed to be able to celebrate her life in person this weekend, but that post is not ready.
It should be known I was not always so close to Christina. Back in the day, I was too cool for school for my younger cousin. My how the times have changed! I cannot imagine my life without her friendship.
The memories I have made with her over the past twelve years are by far some of my most cherished times. From singing karaoke at Lianna's 16th birthday, eating multiple dinners at the Marble Falls Chilis, playing countless games of Scattergories (in addition to Catch Phrase, Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, etc.), watching dozens (and quoting) of movies in the media room together, whipping up culinary delights in many a kitchen, sharing stories of loves gone wrong (ha) and the list goes on and on.
More than anything, she knows me intimately and still loves me...quite the rarity in life! She is a woman of great faith, character and intellect. I am consistently encouraged by her devout relationship with Christ and her desire to be a Godly woman possessing a character above reproach. Her qualities are endless, but I shall be succint in my praise.
So here's to you China! I hope you had the happ, happ, happiest of birthdays and that this would be a blessed year in your life.
P.S. Yes, I am completely and utterly aware I went picture crazy on this post. I couldn't help myself.