Happy Birthday, Nadia!
It's my true hope that you somehow read this today and know that your childhood friend is thinking of you on your birthday.
We met because of alphabetical seat assignments in the second grade and were an unlikely pair. Me the skinny, athletic tomboy and you the fashionable foreign girl but our bond was instant and strong. We were both outsiders until we had each other.
Thank you for teaching me French, introducing me to Lebanese food and for teaching me the importance of standing up for myself. Thank you for laughing with me in the good times and crying with me in the bad. You were the best friend I ever had.
I hope your birthday is wonderful... I miss you!