Today is February 13. To many that means it is Friday or the day before Valentine’s Day. But here at TMSM today means SO much more than that. Today is the birthday of the lady behind it all, our fearless leader Michele Atwood!
Last year we shared with you a surprise birthday message to Michele from her husband Scott. But this year I thought we should go a different direction in celebrating Michele’s birthday. As we all know this past summer the Atwood family decided it was time to take the leap and move to Florida to be closer to the Disney parks. While they have enjoyed this move milestone moments have been rough on Michele because she comes from a very tight knit family and has some amazing best friends back home. So this morning I wanted to take a moment to share with you (and Michele because this post is a surprise to her) some messages I gathered from several of Michele’s family and friends at back home in Michigan as well as some of the important friends she has made because of TMSM!
From Michele’s Parents:
Michele, To our birthday girl. So proud of the beautiful person that you have become. It is your special day and we hope you enjoy. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday. With all our love, Mom and Dad .
From Michelle P.:
Happy birthday Michele, Just want to tell you how much I love you and I’m so proud of you and your journey you are on. It was a big decision and a good one, You have done so much with your career and with how big you became is awesome. I will never forget my trip and how spoiled I was and appreciate it all. Your my sister and friend for life so enjoy your day and remember when you look behind you I’m always there. I got your back always.
Shell, it will be strange to not be able to stop by your house and see you for your birthday today. But that’s okay…..you are making you dreams come true down in Florida, and….it is one, YES ONE, degree here today! I hope you know how proud we all are of you!!!!! It has been a magical year for you and I pray this next year is full of even bigger, better, more amazing things because you are deserving of them. You are brave, and smart, and beautiful, and you take all that comes to you in stride, with a humble heart, and you keep going. Keep up the fabulous work you are doing. You make so many people smile, including me! Happy birthday my beautiful friend! Enjoy the day! Scott and boys, give her a huge hug from me!!!! Love you Shell!!!! Happy Birthday!
M, Last year I said in my message to you “You are the mellow to my fire, the rational to my quick to ignite, and an amazing sounding board.” and that hasn’t changed. Thank you for being the yin to my yang, the calm to my fire, and for being a wonderful friend. Few people in my life have been important and trustworthy enough to earn a prefix before the word friend. You my dear are in that hall of fame. Thank you for being a best and thank you for encouraging me to do my best. 🙂 I love you, the boys and Atwood more than cupcakes! <3 Aut
From Lenise and Ron:
Happy Birthday Michele! Your joyful attitude, smiling face and optimism is a blessing to those who know you! Wishing you a joyful heart for many, many birthdays to come! Ron & Lenise
From Shannon B:
Happy Birthday to my dear friend Michele! We have become such great friends and I feel very blessed to have you in my life! I hope your very special day is filled with amazing magical moments! Your an amazing friend and I’m wishing you the very best today and always! Happy Birthday!!!!! Hugs Shannon
*Photos in this post were either sent in from those who left messages, created for Michele, or borrowed from the Facebook albums of those who left messages.
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