1-Rachel's cleverness knows no bounds--Rachel never ceases to amaze me with her razor sharp whit.
2-Rachel loves her family--I've never met someone so sweet with her family. She is constantly thinking of them and ways that she can make them feel good about themselves and let them know that she loves them.
3-Rachel loves God--Rachel is a faithful person, a believer. Rachel's faith inspires more faith in me
4-Rachel has crazy empathy for animals--with the exception of cats, Rachel loves animals and is very influenced by their pain. When she was small she would cry a lot for the pain animals felt. Sooo sweet!
5-Rachel is a sort of social genius--it doesn't matter the situation, Rachel can usually handle it leaving all parties involved feeling loved and cared for. I wish I was as good as Rachel at knowing how to interact with others socially.
6-Rachel is beautiful--I sometimes wonder at the beauty found in her...it sneaks up on me several times a day and dopamine is shot into my brain at a million miles an hour.
7-Rachel is competent--Though she would deny it, Rachel is good at most anything she ACTUALLY tries at. The things she doesn't do well in are things she is usually scared of. Honestly though, when she sets her mind to doing something, and she gives it her best effort, she succeeds. Even though she routinely denies it, she's a good social worker. She understand certain aspects of human nature insanely well.
8-Rachel went on a mission--I love that Rachel served a mission! I never thought I would want that, but it's been really beneficial. The gospel is very important to Rachel and I think that is in no small part because she served a mission.
9-Rachel's smile is the best--Rachels smile warms my heart, every time. My mood is insanely influenced by her bright and happy smile!
10-Rachel is dramatic--I never thought I'd say I liked this about anyone, but I sometimes love just how dramatic she is about things. It's insane sometimes, but I believe that this drama is something that comes along with the next point.
11-Rachel is an emotionally beautiful person--Rachel has sweet emotions about almost anything...except the things she's mad or hurt about, which aren't many. Besides this, Rachel usually has the right emotions about things that are important, or things that I think are important, something I've found very rare in emotional people.
12-Rachel is adventurous--I LOVE Rachel's sense of adventure! She is absolutely amazing! She isn't very scared of anything, except sports. I love this about her! I don't have very much fear of traveling to crazy places that might be considered dangerous, but Rachel has even less fear than I do about it.
13-Rachel has a lot of plasma--I'm a weakling when it comes to plasma and I quickly am tired when I give plasma. It hits me hard. Rachel is unaffected by plasma donation, including when she's on a cleanse diet where she only drinks maple syrup/lemon/cayenne pepper water. CRAZY!
14-Rachel likes Social Work--As much as I detest most things that make us more socialist, I like social work and respect the people that work in it. It's hard stuff, and Rachel is really good at it, though she'd tell you she wasn't.
15-Rachel is an amazing communicator--Rachel has a truly awe inspiring command of words. She knows how to say anything clearly, especially the way she is feeling. I'm rarely confused about what Rachel is feeling, as long as she'll tell me about it.
16-Rachel is good with children--Rachel is REALLY good with kids. They love her. She is so sweet to them.
17-Rachel has an amazing voice--I love Rachel's voice. I love when she sings too, but I'm just talking about her regular voice. I LOVE it! It's so amazing. It's beautifully feminine and it soothes my soul.
18-Rachel is very affirming--Rachel affirms me a lot. She makes me feel valuable even when it is my instinct to self-loath. She's very a very positive person when I feel negative. This helps me not stay negative, though I am prone to stay there.
19-Rachel is sensitive to my pain--Rachel ALWAYS knows when I'm hurting. The thing I love about Rachel is that no matter what mood she is in, if she perceives pain in me, she will snap out of whatever emotional state she is in and be purely empathetic and loving with me. Though this makes it hard for me because I don't ever want to manipulate her feelings, it is such a sweet aspect of our relationship and it comforts me and makes me feel so loved.
20-Rachel is hot--Rachel is very attractive...very.
21-Rachel speaks REALLY good spanish--I love how good Rachel is with language. It is no surprise to me that she is so amazing at learning and speaking foreign languages. I've always respected just how well she speaks.
22-Rachel reads really well--As soon as I saw how fast Rachel could read, I was enamored. I can't believe how fast she can read! I wish I could read as fast as she could, I hope that someday I can. There are so many good things to read and so little time to read them...lucky for Rachel she could read a book a day and not have it interrupt her schedule.
23-Rachel is empathetic--Rachel one of the most empathetic people I know. You may think that this should have gone along with the animal empathy one, but no. Animals generally haven't done you any harm and any harm they did was unintentional or feels that way because they don't have knowledge. Rachel can be empathetic even with people that have caused her serious harm. It is the most beautiful thing about my Racher.
24-Rachel is patient--Rachel is very patient with me and my issues. Though at times she may get angry with me, she always comes back and is sweet and patient with me. Though she hates my flaws, she is patient with them.
25-Rachel is unique--Rachel's likes are SOOO unique! The very fact that she didn't want a diamond is just the tip of the iceberg. She likes things that aren't the norm...and she does that without simply disliking anything that is the standard quo. She's my favorite type of person. She is confident enough to like what she really likes without being insecure and disliking things just because they are the norm.
26-Rachel is loving--Rachel loves me! This is my favorite thing about her. I guess I know why, but it still baffles me sometimes that I had the good fortune of associating with someone as awesome and special as Rachel. She is a light in my life!
HAPPY BIRTHMONTH RACHEL!!!