As I've mentioned before, I didn't like Casey when I first met him.
Sometimes, I wonder what would have happened if I had expressed my dislike to Sarah. What if I had managed to talk Sarah into getting rid of him.
I wouldn't have long text message conversations late at night. I would have missed out on a ton of good times and laughter. I wouldn't have two beautiful goddaughters. I'd be short one old best friend.
Luckily, I changed my mind about Casey and we have been great friends for a third of my life. I love him like family.
Today, Casey turns thirty. Where has the time gone? It really feels like we should be laughing, having a drink and toasting his twenty-first.
I guess all our elders were right, your thirtieth really isn't any different than any other birthday!
Happy Birthday, Jack!