I am truly blessed to have this girl in my life. This was hard for me to post...this is not the sort of post I expected from her...but I am grateful and was moved to tears! Above all else, I am so thankful for Christina and our friendship.
So I volunteered myself to be a guest blogger. I'm pretty sure Renee was like 'that's great' but at the same time freaking out because it's out of her control :) I've never done a blog before so here I go.
At first I thought I should share something about myself and then I decided this should be about Renee. She gives 110% to everyone, so I'm going to give her back 111% on this blog. I first met Renee college, she was a sophomore and I was a junior. I think our hidden crush on "Eric" was what ultimately made us friends ;) It's been over ten years and we are best of friends. We've been through breakups, marriages, deaths, births, vacations and illnesses. I'm so blessed she was by my side through everything. I'm a busy person with 3 kids under the age of 4 and I live far away, but our friendship is very strong.
Again she puts in 110% and I'm going to top her this year at 111% :) So let's get started....
Renee you rock and you know it - she will never admit this but she does. So today I challenge everyone who reads this blog to write a comment and tell her just one thing you love about her. We all love so much about her, but what's the one thing today that you love about her? In my life right now the one thing I love is my sunshine package, her care packages. She made me smile when I was at my worst the other day.
Now that she sees how loved she is from all her followers let's move onto the special, lovely Renee.
I could do the ABCs of Renee but I think I will change it up and do her name....
R - Radiant. She's so radiant everyday even after a long workout. I need to know her secret.
E - Energetic. She could be so tired but if anyone needs something she will sacrifice her relaxation time for others.
N - Neat. She loves things to be neat and organized. To the point of perfectionism. That's why we get along so well.
E - Encouraging. Always is there to encourage everyone when they need motivation.
E - Endless. You probably think why endless?...not an adjective...but it's a great word for her. She gives us all endless amounts of love everyday. She never keeps a tally, she just gives.
C - Calmness. She will always be calm on the outside but will be a wreck on the inside but has the strength to be calm when it's what a friend or family member needs. Amazing quality.
H - Helpful. If you need soup or someone to call you 'just because' she'll be there for you. Even if you need her to move a heavy piece of furniture she will do it.
I - Intelligent. She always was an A student. And now in life she stays educated about things. I'm glad someone does because I need the 411...I don't have time to read everything.
C- Child. She is a child at heart. She always gets on the floor and plays with my kids no matter what they ask of her. Balloon rockets were the highlight this last visit.
H- Happy. In all the years I've know her she is finally truly happy in life. I wish her nothing but the best with her happiness. I finally see the glow of happiness on her face. Thanks Matt for doing this for her!
E- Energetic. Not sure where she finds her energy but I want to know. I think she keeps it a secret because she likes to have more energy than me :)
S - Smart. She is smart with her advice she gives everyone. Now if only she could realize that. Guess I have the rest of my life to teach her.
T- Travel. She loves to travel. If you get a chance to travel with her do it. My best vacation was in Jamaica with her. She loves to dance and enjoy some wine.
E- Edgy. She's always in fashion but never thinks she is.
R- Reliable . Always there for anyone when you need them.
Renee is my best friend and I'm so blessed she's in my life. I just had major surgery and she was in my head the whole time before I got put under. She's just that amazing! I can't see really well right now but I get so excited to read her blog. Hope I spelled things right on her blog. I know how hard blogging is for her, it's helped me more than she will ever know. I could go on forever on her blog but until next time. Cherish ever moment with Renee because there is only one Renee. She's my inspiration.
Love you! Keep on blogging for yourself and others!
With love, your best friend from college.
Yes, she's this wonderful and sweet all the time. Yes, we've had our ups and downs...lots of laughs...and lots of tears. But above else, Christina doesn't judge me. She doesn't look down on me. She does nothing but support me. I'm her friend no matter what (even when I get bitchy and throw temper tantrums...which has happened a lot over the past 10 years!) She inspires me to be a better person. And I hope one day when I have my own kids I am able to find the balance she has - she's an incredible mother, loving wife, and fantastic runner!!Here's to many more years of friendship. Christina - thank you for writing this. Thank you for being you. Thanking for EVERYTHING!
PS - Just one thing - there was nothing hidden about my crush on Eric...I think the googly eyes and drool kinda gave that away...LOL
Hey ~ I'm Renée...just your ordinary, 30-something Accountant, new mommy, wife, runner, foodie, & Pinterest addict! Welcome to my newest adventure...stay awhile...look around...and keep comin' back!