S: April 10, 2012
FC: Happy 30th Birthday Mary
1: 30 Reasons Why We All Love You!
2: 1. I love Mary because she makes me a better person and makes me want more out of life. I' m so lucky to have a sister who is an incredible role model and friend. Love, Megan
4: Mary is the strongest and the most compassionate person I have ever met. She loves with everything she has, even if she does not always get it in return. Addy is so lucky to have such an amazing mom and she will turn out to be as amazing as her Momma and Daddy! I love you with all I have and I could not imagine my world without our phone calls where we laugh or cry or maybe both at the same time. Mary has been my rock for the past 19 years and I could not imagine life without her in it. I only hope to one day give her as much love and compassion as she has given me. Everyone in the world should strive to be more like my Bestest Friend in the entire universe. ~Lindsey | 2. No words can express the love I have for Mary. The day I met Mary, in 6th grade, I knew she would be the best friend I would ever have. She was so full of love and happiness. Mary is the type of person everyone wanted to be around 24 hours a day 7 days a week. No matter where she is, everyone loves her. She can make friends with a stranger in a matter of minutes, has them laughing in a matter of minutes and I have watched her leave her mark everywhere she goes. We have grown together and apart and back together again, over the course of 19 years and I cannot express how lucky I am to have found the Best Friend any girl in the world could ever ask for. From our first drink in my room while all the older boys, including Mr. Lawhorne, were downstairs parting (we were too nervous to go hang out with them), they brought us our first SO CO and Coke (IT tastes like cotton candy is what we thought...OH LORD...now we know where it ALL started HA!) to our days of watching the Exorcist and jumping in the Hot tub during the Blizzard. Mary Mary why ya Buggin!
5: 3. I love Mary because she loves teaching and is very devoted to her students. We have worked well together as teammates and I truly consider her a very good friend and an awesome co-worker. The Bruce Family wish you a Happy 30th Birthday. Girl, you getting old... Love Ya BOO!!! ~Tamara Bruce
6: 4. I love Mary because she is always the life of the party! I love Mary because of a life time of wonderful/ happy/ unforgettable memories. I love Mary for always making me smile! ~ Kristin
7: 5. I love Aunt Mary because she's as sweet as a rose! ~Olivia
8: Marvelous Mary Angel from heaven Real deal Young at heart Lovely lady Admired by many Wonderful niece Happy person Outstanding mommy Radiant wife Nice in every way Enjoyable always Love you bunches, Aunt Sue and Uncle Pancho | 6.
9: 7. "By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before." Love this quote ... and it is so TRUE! Life has taught you so much in these 30 YEARS . As you go forward as a wife, a mom, a sister, a daughter & friend ... bring it all with you and keep sharing all that good stuff. Keep yielding your heart & mind & soul to stay "in tune with God" ... it will bring you happiness! LOVE YA, Uncle Bobby & Aunt Terry
10: 8. One of the many reasons why we love Mary is because, if it weren't for Mary (and Billy), we would not be experiencing the many joys, smiles, stories, and treasured memories of being "Gampaw" and "Ganny D!"
11: 9. I have coached a few athletes that have taught me as much as I hope I have taught them, have pushed me to do my best and have made my time with that player more rewarding than any championship. Mary is certainly on the top of that very short list. ~Beth Ann
12: 10. We love Mary because she is always smiling, happy, and always puts everyone else BEFORE herself -Courtney & Daniel
13: 11. Since the first day she walked into our home and our lives, there was always a smile, and a laugh, and a hug, and she makes us family, and favorite for Doug and I, she went to Shepherd. We love her very much! ~Doug & Maureen
14: 12. Mary has always had the greatest smile. Whether she was sitting on my lap while I read to her, climbing the tree in the back yard or petting the dog, she was always a happy little girl. And now even as a Mom, when she smiles, it brings back lots of loving memories of her. Love you Mary and hope all your birthdays are as spectacular as you are. ~Gwen Neary
15: 13. M - Is for the MANY joys she gives us A - Is for the ADDY that makes us smile R - Is for the ROAR of her laughter Y - Is for the YEAR long hugs - a must Put them all together they spell MARY, the name that means the world to us!!! ~ Momma & Poppa Bear
16: 14. I love Mommy because she is an awesome role model and loves me no matter what I do! ~Addy
17: 15. I love Mommy because she runs me, unlike that lazy father of mine.
18: 16. I love Mary because she truly cares about everyone around her. She always puts others first whether it be her family, friends, or students. She is one of a kind! ~Audrey
19: 17. I love Mary because from the moment I met her it was as if we had been friends for years. In her and Megan, I found two sisters that I never had. She took me into her family when I needed it the most and became one of my best friends for years to come. We share a love of daisies, food, and loud voices! It never matters how long we go without speaking because we never miss a beat and always just pick up where we left off. Happy 30th "Sister Sledge" love you always! ~Mandy
20: 18. I love Mary because she is my best friend. She is the most caring and loving person I know. Love, Billy
22: 19. I love Mary because she never meets a stranger, is so accepting and welcoming of everyone. Mary makes you feel special, like you've never missed a beat and there are always good memories to make when you're with her. And she makes a great mixed drink. ~Leslie
23: 20. We appreciate having Mary as a neighbor and a friend! I appreciate Mary's thoughtfulness and energy even when she is super busy and tired too! It's amazing to have mommy support right down the block! ~Jessi
24: 21. I love Mary because I can always count on her for good advice, but more importantly she always brightens my day with her contagious laugh. ~Tamara
25: 22. I love Mary for her uncanny ability to sneak her flask into any restaurant, bar, concert, sporting event, or public place so that we don't have to pay for high priced drinks! ~Ryan
26: 23. I love you, Mary for always being such an amazing sister. Thank you for always staying real and continuing to be yourself. Love, Your big brother
27: 24. I love Mary because she has accepted me as sister and friend! I love you, SIL
28: 25. I hope I am as good of friend to you as you are to me. I love you so much and am so proud of you! "My wish" will always be in my heart with your name on it! ~ Blair
29: 26. I love Mary because she has taught me so much about parenting a toddler and has given me excellent advice and tips on how to make it more fun and enjoyable! ~Carley, Mark & Evelyn
30: 27. We love Mary because she is such a good Mommy to Addy and she is the woman that makes our son happy. ~Bill and Annie Lawhorne
31: 28. I love Mary for many reasons, but one is that she LOVES children, all children, and makes this world a better place by doing so! I also love her honesty, even if I don't always like it. Mary's smile is just like the daisies she loves......bright and cheerful! ~Mom
32: 29. I love Mary’s attitude! ~Grammy Ellie
33: 30. Beautiful Daughter Beautiful Girl Beautiful Mom Beautiful Granddaughter Love you always, Gram C