Friday, March 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Dear Renee

It is my dear friend Renee's birthday(Click her name to go wish her a happy day). I guess some would say - "But do you know her in person?" I would say ...."No, but I know her by heart - which is even better."

I was toodling around the blogs several months ago and I ran across Renee's blog. I spent two hours going back and reading her posts. I cried, I laughed, I was hooked. She is honest and brave & hysterically funny. You see Renee has cancer. I lost my mother to cancer many years ago, so many of Renee's posts hit me close to home. But... I laugh as much as I cry with Renee. The girl is a hoot.

Despite all that Renee deals with in her own life, she still has the time for me and my small life issues. She blesses me with her insightful advice and thankfully does not pull any punches but offers her advice covered with honey. She is a huge supporter of my art and writing - which for me is huge!!! (That idea we were talking about... is almost done Renee!!!)

When I asked Renee if I could send her something for her birthday she told me...
"The best gift you could give me, would be to do something nice for yourself." Renee, I took next Friday off in your honor!! I will read, watch any movie I want and generally do not much of anything. Thank you hon, you are a blessing in my life. I am honored to call you friend!!! So here is a bit of cake and a sweet kitty.... Happy Birthday Renee!!!! Love, Sarah


pencilportraits said...

I'm sure Renee appeciates having a friend like you, love the picture!

Anonymous said...

Knowing her by heart is the best. Happy Birthday to Renee!!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Knowing someone by heart is the best!

You've been awarded the "Passion for Painting" award, stop by my blog and pick it up :-)

Daria said...

What a lovely post.

Renee said...

Sarah this is beautiful, needless to say, I love it. Just like I love you.

Thank you for your words.

Thank you for my birthday present of next Friday with your feet up.

Sarah we definitely are friends of the heart and the soul.


Sonia ;) said...


What a great friend in spirit and soul you are. You seem to be like that everyone that steps into your life..Its a wonderful present you give.


Sonia ;)
PSssssst...Im mailing you gift out weekend...he he