I don’t know how to describe how much you mean to me.
I remember the first time I ever saw you acting. My mom was watching “The One With the Cake” on TV and I instantly fell in love with Friends. Above everything else, I connected with Rachel. She was everything I wanted to be. I began watching it any time I could.
I was young then and didn’t know about tabloids. But eventually, I became aware and your beautiful face was all over them. As my obsession with Friends grew, so did my fondness for you. I stopped thinking of you as “Rachel from Friends” and began thinking of you as “Jennifer Aniston” and eventually just “Jen.” I would buy every magazine with you on the cover, even if I knew they were lies. I go to see every single movie you star in on the opening night. I’ve seen every movie you’ve been in and have every episode of Friends memorized.
Rachel was my idol seven years ago. But today, you are. I admire everything you are. You have taught me how to be strong. I think that you are the most beautiful, talented, kind, funny, smart, classy woman that I could ever imagine. Seeing you happy is all I want in life and I’m so glad that you are.
Happy Birthday, Jen.
I love you.