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Happy Birthday Louise!

Today is Louise’s birthday and I would like to spend some time telling you how awesome the birthday girl is.

I’ve had the privilege (yes, I mean that!) of knowing Louise for a few years now. We became friends in elementary school but then attended two different middle schools and drifted apart. This was at a time when 11 year olds didn’t have iPhones and rarely used instant messaging (Do people IM anymore?). Yes, we had landline phones but the simple truth is we lost touch. Life happens. We meet new people and make new friends. A few years later, we saw each other again in college. It was a serendipitous moment. I can’t fully explain how grateful I am of that encounter. Becoming friends with Louise is like winning a golden ticket. She is one of the most loyal, honest, accepting, and supportive people you will ever meet. She is that extraordinary person who will be at your side cracking jokes and making life fun. I can’t think of a conversation I’ve had Louise that lacked laughter. She is Han Solo and Boots, always willing to go on an adventure with you. This is actually an accurate representation of our experience in college because navigating school was like piloting the Millennium Falcon in space with hundreds of TIE fighters trying to shoot you down, all the while solving riddles in Spanish. It was a special time. I don’t want to get too Hallmark moment in this post, but I thought it was worth spending time describing why Louise’s birthday is so awesome. She was born! And I am thankful that happened because if it didn’t, I would have to combine 5 Jimmy Fallons and 3 Tina Feys to create someone with Louise’s wit. That sounds like a lot of work!

Thanks Louise for being you and Happy Birthday!

Your friend in this universe and the Redverse,

Mary

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