Back in 1973 when my brother Richard first started dating Wendy, he was also dating another girl, Jan.
I gave him my opinion.
I told him that Jan was a "There you are," person. And that Wendy was a, "Here I am," person.
I told him to stay with the "There you are."
So he tells Wendy this.
I was so embarrassed. She wasn't suppose to know I said that.
What I didn't realize then, but came to find out later, is Wendy is both a "There you are and Here I am" all rolled into one.
One day discussing this with me, she said, "I am a Here I am, There you are, so let's party."
She is fun to be with, fun to talk to. She is also fiercely loyal when anyone she loves is going through a hard time...she is THERE.
She's a cheer leader for just about everyone. Well everyone I can think of. She looks for the good, and talks that up, really talks that up. If there is something good, then there is something GOOD!!
We became mothers just 2 1/2 months apart.
Two years later we both were talking about having baby #2. So again, in 1979 we had babies 2 1/2 months apart. With my 2 sons, and her 2 daughters, we were living parallel lives in many respects.
We both went on to have 2 more babies.
Each time I would have a boy, and she would have a girl.
She loves us all.
This past year has been very tough for Wendy, to say the least. With her oldest daughter's passing last April, she has been trying to deal with the grief. It has been very, very difficult, yet she still cares for others around her.
She happened to be with me the day I learned that my daughter in law Amy's In-vitro finally worked...after 2 unsuccessful tries. I was ecstatic! Wendy was ecstatic right along with me! She took me out to lunch to celebrate that day...AND went store to store trying to help me decide about family room furniture!
I wish you a Happy Birthday Wendy...