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This One is For You

Dear My Best Friends,

When I met you, neither of us had any clue who we were, where we were going or how to get there. But somehow, by some magic, we fell in love with each other. We found the greatest gift two people can give each other, friendship. Together we added time and effort and that gift grew into best friend status. Many would argue, myself included, the best friend title makes you family. I am lucky enough that some of my family are my best friends too (you know who you are).

I know I tell you whenever I can how much I love you, and how much you mean to me. I’m a pretty independent person and tend to keep people at a distance, but you, my best friends, you have the honour of seeing all sides of me. What makes you so special is you stayed. You saw my flaws, you saw my pain, you’ve seen me mad, angry and immature. And you just listened. You listened to the same problems over and over, you gave me the same advice over and over. And you stayed.

You watched me make mistakes, you watched me grow. You knew I was stubborn and made poor choices. You pulled me right back up after I tumbled. You never passed judgement or made me feel insecure. You instead, held my hand and said “it’s okay” and gave me an ice pack.

We’ve gone through periods where we either don’t see each other, or just got busy with our lives. Even during those silent times where we focused on ourselves, I knew you were there for me. I was happy to take the “back burner” so you could achieve and create a life you’re happy and proud of.

There were many fun times too! Being goofy and silly, laughter and joy. I've been able to watch you grew into women with husbands and children. It's a pleasure to visit with your family. I admire the memories you're creating.

Just as you have been for me, I will be your biggest fan. I will cheer for you, I will dance for you, I will drive hours for you. I will move mountains if you’re in need. I will never waver or falter. I will always be a text or phone call away.

I am grateful for you, my best friends. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Let it be known and heard around the world. You deserve to be recognized and acknowledged. So this one's for you.

In front of the world I stand and say I love you best friend. Until my memories fade, I am yours.

Photo by Daiga Ellaby on Unsplash

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