Nicole is that kind of friend that doesn't need to be entertained. She doesn't require attention. She is there for me when I need her. She is there for me without having to ask. She doesn't just hear what I say; she actually listens. She remembers to ask about the little details. She is always up for some quiet time, and even if we aren't chatting, it's a blast just being together. She is a perfect relaxation buddy, but she is also a stellar party partner. She is happy to share her family and friends, and she is open and honest and giving and out-going. She really is the root of so much that makes my life here in Atlanta so great.
For some reason, I have struggled to capture exactly what it is I want to say about Nicole. I have started, deleted, re-started, and re-written many times. And still, I feel that my words are insufficient. I suppose I will just say this: Nicole, you are near and dear to my heart, and I am so grateful to have stumbled into your hubbie that random night several years ago. You have played an integral role in shaping how happy and content I am these days. Thank you times a million.