If I had to choose a friend, I'd make her faithful and trustworthy and loyal. She'd look like you.
She'd be strong, and stoic, and brave. She'd look like you.
I'd make her fun, and happy, and sometimes crazy, and a little bit nutty. She'd look like you.
I'd make her powerful, and proud, and worthy. She'd look like you.
I'd make her stick by me when things went really wrong, I'd call her when things went really right, I'd listen when things really hurt, I'd stay silent when she needed me to, and I'd expect her to do the same for me. Just like you do.
If I had to choose a friend, I'd make sure she could handle all my craziness, and I'd make sure she'd accept all my love, and I'd be sure she'd know how much I need her and appreciate her and get her. She'd be just like you.
I'd make sure she could go years without seeing me, but when we saw each other we'd catch up exactly where we cut off.
We'd be perfectly comfortable catching up on old times, sitting on the sofa in our pi's sipping wine. We'd sneak out for a cigarette together.
We would know each other's failings, and heartbreaks and losses. We'd have stood by each other when we were losing someone we love. We'd have been there for each other when we found someone we love. We'd just be there. We'd just be friends. The best of friends. Like you read about in books and such.
If I had to choose a friend ... you'd be the friend I'd choose.
I'm lucky. I've already got you.
Happy birthday, my beautiful friend.