About two years ago, a friend asked me to reach out to a woman I didn’t know in order to help her feel less alone at a writer’s conference. That woman has become one of the best friends I have ever had. She is my nurse, my counselor, my confidante, my listening ear, my shoulder to cry on, my comedic relief, my words of wisdom, but most importantly she is my big sister and today is her birthday.

Lesley Clark, you are an amazing woman, and I am so blessed to have you in my life. I thank God for you every day (sometimes multiple times a day 😉). I hope you have an amazing day today and every day because you, my sissy, deserve every good thing that could ever happen to you. I love you with all my heart.