A friend that sticks closer than a brother is the biggest blessing a person can have. Kelli has shown me that as she has blessed my socks off the last 12 years. She actually has proven time and time again that she's sticking closer than a sister. I will never understand Kelli's love for me or her loyalty because believe me I have tested it a time or two, but instead of trying to understand it I just have learned to rely on it and love it. Kelli is really the first person in my life that has chosen to stick around for the long haul. Family and friends have faded away but my sister has stayed around and for that I am forever grateful. I believe she is part of the reason I can believe in peoples love and begin to trust again. She not only is just an all together great person, but she makes me laugh, she lets me cry and she always listens.
The craziest thing is in our 12 years of being friends we have only lived in the same city 5 of those 12 years, but somehow the knitting of our hearts has kept us close. She now lives on the other side of the country and our time together is limited, but it doesn't matter because she is my sister. I don't know why we click the way we do. We're as different as giraffes and elephants we like different things, have different hobbies and are just different. What the Lord has done is a blessing I will never stop being grateful for.
Today I'm grateful for my friend, my sister, Kelli! Happy Birthday Kels!