To play off SJP’s quote, let me say that by being friends with the birthday girl, Ruth Sharp, I have become a better friend. She has been a wonderful friend to me, our mutual friends, and other friends of her- this is just something I know to be true. Ruth is more than a friend to me, she is like a big sister.
I look up to Ruth so much- always have, always will. She has influenced me much more than I give her credit for. It is because of Ruth that I have the strength to take chances and go after my dreams, by following her example.
Happy Birthday, Ruth! I love you, my dear friend/big sister!