Sunday, October 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Chelsea!!

Today my best friend turns 28. A few weeks ago I sat down with her and her family and we watched some family videos that had recently been converted to DVD. One particular segment became my favorite and is pertinent for this special day. The video is of Chelsea's 2nd birthday party, I will do my best to describe the scene.... It begins with her frantically ripping her presents open, once open she looks at them, says "wow!" (even if she doesn't know what it is!), shows it to her mom (who has the camera), and then throws it to the side to grab another. The best part is that as she opens her wrapped presents she keeps all of her new presents in the corner of her eye. If anyone even gets within one foot of them she abandons her present opening to hover over the pile of gifts and yell "Mine!" The climax of the video is when her Grandma attempts to hand Chelsea a new wrapped present. Chelsea, still riled up like a dog protecting its food, rips the present out of her Grandma's hands and yells, with fists shaking, "MINE!!!!!" Then, as if scripted, she looks over to the camera and gives it a cold, hard stare as it pans out.....
So here is to you Chelsea! You are my best friend, my lover, my strength. I thank Heavenly Father everyday for the gift that you are to me. I love you with all my heart and so look forward to celebrating many more birthdays with you. So enjoy your day, rip open those presents, and don't worry... I will make sure no one touches them!

I love you!!!


1 comment:

  1. Love that story! Happy Birthday Chelsea!!!!!!! Love you guys.