dear anne, here are 10 reasons why i'm so happy you were born:
1. you are my oldest friend, and i never would have survived 6th grade without you. seriously. middle school was rough.
2. you're so kind and giving. you have been volunteering, teaching, or caring for kids since i met you.
3. you're always up for a trip to cy's, bao ju's, or victoria's—and you usually let me pick.
4. you never give things up. if you had sundance & tom's wedding story episode on anything else but vhs, you'd watch it everyday.
5. you bravely left home and traveled throughout india.
6. you know and love every lyric of total eclipse of the heart and every line of super troopers.
7. i'm not sure if you still play minesweeper, but i bet you do.
8. you always had me over for thurow family dinners and i loved every single one of them.
9. you always hated being the "cute" one.
10. you fell in love, married a wonderful guy, and moved too far away. i miss your face.