For the record, I'm writing this on the 30th of June, but I set the date to the 29th, because I want to at least see my birth date on my blog for once. With that cleared up... thank you so much to everyone who greeted me/gave me something on my birthday this year! This really was the best birthday I've ever had, so far.This is the very first birthday I've celebrated with all of you guys, my very true best friends, and that's why it'll always be so special to me. I'm so grateful to God for having given me the chance to meet you all, and I know I say it all the time, but it's something I'll just never get over. If I didn't have all of you, I'd never have had any of the experiences we've had together, and those experiences are the ones I treasure most.Thank you for giving me the best birthday gift ever: real friendship.Sixteen times I've gone down this roadthinking that happiness was store-boughtthat greetings didn't matterand I could be satisfied with superficial love.The fifteenth time howevereverything crumbled andthe fake facade gave way tomisery and betrayal.I thought I would never find outwhat it meant to truly saywe'd be best friends foreverand stay that way.Ready to kick out all that my life wasthrow away my pastrun into the future with dim hopeand try not to cry there.A random twist of fatea snap of it's fingers andthe blessing of a life made anewI met all of you.Sixteen years alonebut the sixteenth time forgivenfinally I knowhow it feels to belong.