Today marks the fourth birthday of the week and it belongs to one of my best friends Shanna, or Nana as my kids call her.
Shanna and I went to high school together and we were both on the Color Guard but we barley spoke to each other. In fact I despised her back then because she was mean and stuck up (don't ask what she thought of me). Things got so bad at one point that Dave got involved and then her brother got involved and it was just plain ugly. Somehow we managed to escape High School without killing each other.
A few years later our mutual friend Jenn was getting married and invited us both to her bachlorette party and the wedding. Shanna and I talked at the bachlorette party and since we were the only friends making the trek to PA for her wedding we decided to sit together and we actually had a good time.
Shortly after that Shanna moved into the apartment across from Dave and I and the two of us have been friends ever since. If you would have asked me 10 years ago if I would have planned a bridal shower, and baby shower for Shanna I would have said you were smoking crack but I have done both. I am so glad that we were both able to grow and change as people so that we could become friends because I can't imagine my life without her in it.
So to you Shanna, Have a very Happy Birthday you deserve it!