Monday, January 31, 2011



This is Lisel.

Lisel and I were friends the instant we met, and she had a birthday a whole lot of months ago.

I love Lisel for lots of reasons. Some of them are:

1. Lisel is the most loving, open person you'll ever meet. I have never met anyone who does as good a job letting their friends know how much she loves them as Lisel does.
2. Lisel is silly. You should see her introduce people to stuffed animals. Or listen to her make inanimate objects talk.
3. Lisel loves children. She is currently finishing up grad school to become a teacher, and I know that the world will be a better place to have her shaping young minds.
4. Lisel gets a kick out of things. Whenever she comes to visit in Boston, or I go to visit her in New York, we do all sorts of fun things that are made so much better for her enthusiasm. Cupcake cafe, anyone?
5. Lisel is the most scheduled person you will ever meet. In college, we used to make plans to eat an early dinner for twenty minutes starting at 5:50. It was really amazingly organized.
6. Lisel is a rock. There is no other way to describe it, really. During one really rough time in my life, I spent three months mostly sitting on Lisel's bedroom floor (I would leave to go to class, and sometimes to sleep, but that's about it.) Her loving support saw me through to the other side, and I will always, always be grateful.

Happy Happy, Lisel!

I'm so glad you were born.


  1. Such a sweet post for Lisel. You're lucky to have each other.

  2. <3 Now I am going to be reminiscing about junior year bread-sticks and cheese all night! Well, partly the bread sticks and cheese, mostly the girls I shared em with.

  3. You make me sound like the person I always wanted to be. Thank you, my love. Thank you, thank you.

  4. seeing Lisel's response just got me teary-eyed. no jokes. it's been one of those Mondays ;) what a lovely post! xoxo {av}

  5. and she has an awesome name! ps - i loved your comment. i knew there'd be someone would could relate to my label-peeling addiction. glad it's you. :)

  6. What a sweet post, and what a pretty name!

    P.S. thanks for the cake advice!

  7. Birthday posts are a great idea!

    Ps, I just read your "about me" section and laughed out loud... you are hilarious!

  8. i love the birthday post tradition. it's a really great idea happy birthday lisel!

  9. aw, what a sweet post! she sounds incredible. i love your birthday posts idea!

  10. Happy Birthday Liesel. Love this post. Aren't good friends the best?

    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

  11. Thank you all for your adorable compliments and birthday wishes!! Reading them--and of course Abbie's post--has made my week! I wish I could meet you all (that is probably not something one comments on a blog...but I wish it nevertheless)! Good friends are indeed the best, or, as one of my kindergartners says, the "most best"!

  12. Oh my goodness! I know Lisel! We go to grad school together and everything you say here is true. Haha, small world.


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