Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Happy Birthday, Hannah


Dear Hannah,
Happy Birthday! Today is a day we would have spent at the beach, drinking Captain Morgan from sippy cups, and laughing for no reason at all. You would have worn one of your pretty, girly bikinis and turned even tanner than imaginable.

Maybe we would have re-created our camping trip from six years ago with Anne.



Or maybe we would have just spent time at your parents' house cooking dinner and enjoying family and friends' company. Either way, we would have been happier than kids in a candy shop. That was the thing about you...you lived life to the max. And no matter how much you taught me, you taught me that I need to live life


You would have been 27 today. I can't believe it's almost been three years that you've been gone. Your beauty in some pictures doesn't even begin to capture how magnetic you were in real life. I miss you more than you know, but I know you're smiling down on all of those you love. I hope you're laughing and dancing in heaven today wearing bright prints.
Happy Birthday!
With love,
Amanda


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13 comments:

Amy Powell said...

Happy Birthday to Hannah. What a beautiful friendship it seems you had!

Shauna said...

This brought a tear to my eye!

Natalie said...

I'm so glad you knew someone wonderful like Hannah even if it was for a short time...

Mikelle Jade {The Honeypie Archives} said...

ah looks like some great memories, I hope she has/had a great day!

J and A said...

Ah this is so sweet. I'm so sorry you lost such a sweet friend! Celebrate her today!!

Mademoiselle Michael said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY IN HEAVEN, HANNAH!! This was such a beautiful post. Reminds me to be grateful for each and every day. So wonderful for you to share your memories of her with us...thank you!!! <3

Krista said...

I'm so sorry for all the close losses you have been through. You are one admirable girl to not only survive the losses but to thrive and continue to live your life to the fullest. What a wonderful friend you are to keep Hannah alive in this way, I'm sure she's laughing with you in heaven...maybe even with a sippy cup in hand ;)

Janna Renee said...

At least she lived a full life, and touched others while she was here! We can still celebrate her birth, because she is obviously a soul that deserves to be celebrated! Happy Birthday!

Meghan said...

Oh Amanda, this is a beautiful post. Hannah seems like such a lovely, vivacious spirit, and I love this celebration of her:)

The Sweet Life said...

I'm sure today will be a difficult day for you. All of hr friends and family are in my thoughts today. Much love!

Christy said...

I'm so so sorry that you lost your friend at such a young age. She was a beautiful girl. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and her family today.

femmefrugality said...

What a beautiful tribute. It is too tragic when those we love depart from us when they're so young. Happy belated birthday, Hannah.

Tesha Vann said...

She looks like she was a pretty amazing friend!