Wishing a happy birthday to this kind, beautiful, wonderful human being. Alice will always be one of my nearest and dearest.
I still remember meeting her at a friends destination wedding a couple years back, when I was handed a bucket of tacks, fabric, and twinkly lights and was assigned to create the head table from two rickety tables in a gym. Alice, never having met me before, prances over to me (I say prances because I remember how utterly graceful she was) rolls up her sleeves, and says “I’m here! I’d love to help you. What can I do?” We chatted about real hearty life-stuff the entire time, found out we had similar interests, lived in the same neighbourhood, and well, the rest is history. (If you’re wondering, that head table ended up looking pretty darn magical).