This here is my favorite cousin, Mary Dawn.
She also answers to F.C., Dawnie, D. Dawn, and Cow Manure, to name a few.
And today is her birthday!
Therefore; one of the greatest days in this world's history.
I love you, Mary Dawn! More then you know. You are not only the greatest I'll-never-reach-your-caliber cousin ever, but you are also one of my very best friends.
Thanks for being you.
Thanks for liking me.
Thanks for being born.
Here are some things the world should know about my F.C.: when we came up with the name "F.C." in late childhood, we thought we were super sneaky and no one would possibly be able to decipher that is stood for Favorite Cousin. We have spent many an hour eating Granny's pickles, or even better, shutting ourselves in Granny's treat closet and thinking we were hilarious. (P.S. Cow Manure can still fit in any closet. Me... not so much. She's really into fitness. What a champ.) My cousin is a worker bee. This can get really annoying, especially if you are of the drone variety. That girl can work! She also has done more for our Grandma then anyone will ever know. I used to be jealous of her greatness, but I'm over that. Now I'm just glad I get to be around her. When we were in the same middle school, she used to call me after school and talk on the phone for a really long time. She used to let me look through her glasses until I got my own, and we both had the nerdiest glasses you'd ever want to see! She says the longest prayers ever. There is simply no out-praying her. I admire her. Once we were wood nymph's together in a ballet production of 'Cinderella.' She can do lots of flip tricks. She likes my husband. And I like her husband. When I went to college, D. Dawn was pretty much my entire source of fun. That girl can have fun. Everyone likes her. If someone doesn't like her, it's because they are doped up on drugs, she is that likable. She serves, she's nice, she's super funny, she's incredibly cute, she's an amazing mom/daughter/granddaughter, she thinks I'm cool, she has a Masters degree and is a stay-at-home Mom so she's amazing, and she's pretty much the darn most likable person ever born.
And I get to call her F.C.
Happy Birthday, D! I love you!