An Open Letter To My Best Friend's Future Husband

Dear My BFF's future hubby,

First things first, CONGRATULATIONS! You are marrying one of the sweetest, most beautiful girl that I have ever met; however, I know I don't have to tell you that because you already know that about her. Take it from me, "wifing" her up is one of the best decisions you could ever make. My girl, oops... I mean, our girl (yes, she's still my girl, too) is one a kind. She is smart, beautiful, funny, and caring. She brings smiles and laughter wherever she goes. She can make a joke out of anything. She laughs uncontrollably at the most irrelevant things, but when this happens it makes you laugh also. She always puts others before herself and does whatever she can to help those who need her. As her husband, it will be your job to make sure she is taken care of.

I'm also almost positive that you never thought you would be reading a letter from me, her best friend, but since you're marrying my girl, I felt that it was necessary. There are a few things that we need to get straight before you two say "I do!":

1. We are a package deal.

I'm going to go ahead and break this to you- when you marry my best friend, you marry me, too, but you're in luck because I'm a pretty cool person. I see that as a win-win situation for you, buddy. You can expect daily text, phone calls, and depending on the day, possibly FaceTime calls also. There are going to be times that I call her at 3:00 a.m. just because I need her. Sometimes our talks go on for 5 minutes, other times they may go on for 5 hours--sorry, not sorry. I promise you when she's buried in her phone, she's talking to me. I more than likely demand more attention than you do- again sorry, not sorry. Also, don't think you can move her very far from me because I will follow (don't test me)! Just because you are in the picture, doesn't mean our sleepovers will stop either, and sometimes those sleepovers will be in your bed. You will learn to love me almost as much as you love her.

2. I will be your go-to person.

If you ever need advice or anything of that sort, I got you. You can call or text me at any time. You should also know that I am very good at keeping secrets. If you ever need gift ideas or ideas on a little "pick me up" for her, hit me up. I got you. I know her better than I know myself sometimes so if you ever get stuck, I've so got you covered. If she is ever mad at you and you aren't sure why, feel free to call or text me because truth be told, nine times out of ten I will know why. I will even help you fix it. Do you know what's even better than me being your go-to person? I will let you take full credit for everything I tell you to do for her, and it can be our little secret.

3. Don't hurt her because I would hate to have to hurt you.

This is common sense- don't hurt her and I won't have to hurt you. I know you will do everything you can to not hurt her, but being her best friend, it's a requirement that I tell you this. Always treat her like a princess and we will be just fine!

4. I am so glad she met you.

This is the most important thing I want you to realize. I know how incredibly happy you make my best friend. She doesn't just fall in love with anyone, so I know just how special you are. You are the ONE for her. You are the one who makes her happy. You are the one who makes her smile. You are the one who makes her laugh until it hurts. So, thank you. Thank you for accepting her. Thank you for reminding her how beautiful she really is, even when she doesn't feel like it. Thank you for being there for her. The list could go on forever, but I just want you to know that I am very thankful that you love our girl the way you do.

With all of that being said, please know how grateful I am that she has you. She is my best friend and I love her. I know it isn't in the same way that you do, but my love is equally important. There will be things that she'll go through that you may not be able to understand or relate to, and there will be times that she will call me instead. When those times come, I ask that you not be mad at her for choosing to call me. It does not mean that she loves you any less, but sometimes there are things that only a best friend can fix. She will still come to me to for advice to problems and life, vent sessions when things aren't going right, and to celebrate very exciting times and things that the two of you do and accomplish.

So, to my best girl's future hubby, keep loving her, and I'll keep loving you! Remember you are taking my spot as her best friend- don't ruin it!

- Your Future Best-Friend-In-Law

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