this is one of my most favorite people in the wide world… her name is melissa (that’s me holding the cake) and we recently got a few women together to surprise her for her birthday. melissa is the kind of friend you run across once in a lifetime. she is kind and caring and insightful and wise and genuine and honest and i could go on… i’m so blessed to have her in my life and to count her as one of my closest friends. she is a beautiful spirit and a strong woman. a true kindred spirit.