Mel: Yep! I'm finally 21. Can you believe it? *adjusting her tiara*
Me: Ummm....really? You're still going with that?
Me: Alrighty then, grab your ID. Let's go get a drink.
Mel & Me: *clink* CHEERS!
I can not tell you how much I love this girl! When you look up the definition of a friend, I'm pretty damn sure she would show up. Mel, you have been a guiding light for me. You inspire me in so many different ways in my life. I feel blessed to have crossed paths with you and your family. One of the best days was when I got to meet you and the whole family...on Mother's Day no doubt! You inspire me as a mother, a friend, a wife, a writer (I use that term loosely), a human, and soon to be runner again! I'm so happy to be able to wish you a birthday in this fashion. Hell, if it weren't for you I wouldn't even have the option. Thank you my friend...I love you.
|Mother's Day 2012 with Mel...aka...According to Mags|
And now I leave you with this little gem.
Wait...Did you think Ryan would let me leave her out? Ummm...NO WAY!
Happy Birthday Mel! Sending you Bright Birthday Wishes!!
Go check out Night Light Stories, and Mrs. Mel will send you birthday wishes too!
Wait! We have some more folks that want to wish you Happy Birthday. The Amatos, Amatos, Amatos, Amatos, Amatos, Amatos, Donna Amato...Geno and Sofia too. Clink the link above to hear what I have dubbed this her theme song. Sing along with me. Won't you?
According to Donna...
According to Donna...
This video is pure AWESOME!
It was awesome to work with some of the really great people to put this together. Look at you, bringing people together! A special thanks to all of the following people. Go check out their "According to..... Birthday wishes.
*For those of you that read the this post on Sept 1st you may notice a few differences. I'm not pointing any fingers mostly because I'm using them, but someone erased all the contents on accident. I learned a very valuable lesson. Don't do that again. Thank god for my Mac. Thank you Apple for screenshots in your history. I just wish they went all the way to the bottom of the page, but I just had to redo this post since it was for Mel. :)