An Open Letter To The Guy That Became My Rock
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An Open Letter To The Guy That Became My Rock

Because everyone needs a you in their life

An Open Letter To The Guy That Became My Rock
Casey Townsend

To the guy that became my rock- this one is for you,

Despite your love for teasing me for being oversensitive, I know you will appreciate my sappy side once you read this. I hope this letter pulls at your heart strings like it does for me.

I always chuckled at my girlfriends who insisted that having a guy best friend is so much better than having a best girl friend. I always swore by my girl friends. I couldn't fathom wine nights with dudes, going shopping with a guy, or complaining about guys, to a guy. It just doesn't happen like that, so I thought.. But man did you turn my world upside down! I had no idea what was coming my way when you came into my life. I saw you as just another guy; one with a lot of charm, a sweet smile, and the potential to be a player. But you proved me wrong.

You told me you aren't like everybody else, and as you started to become a part of my day to day life, I came to realize that was very true. I observed how people reacted to you, and I even noticed how I was when I was around you. I've come to understand that you possess a magnetic force so strong, that you automatically light up every room you step foot into. Although I had my concerns about becoming such close friends with someone of the opposite gender, you picked up on that hesitation, and you became determined to make my uncertainty disappear. And then you did. Your persistence to get me to knock down my walls , to let you in, made me appreciate you so much more. That was the key to becoming as close to me as you wanted to get.

You showed me it is OK to have reservations, and it is more than OK to keep my guard up with certain people. But at the same time, you worked incredibly hard to show me that you weren't one of those people I needed to worry about. As we talked more and more, my eyes were soon open to the fact that you are someone that I can be completely, undeniably, and unapologetically myself with when I am around you. I found someone in you that cares about me just as much as I care about you. And that is extremely refreshing.

You have made me feel beautiful on the inside and on the outside- and you've done it by being someone who constantly reminds me, and lets me know that even though I don't always believe you, that you think it. With every compliment, whether it be on my outfit, hair, or make up, you notice. You've built up my self confidence and you remind me of my worth relentlessly, whenever you feel it necessary to remind me.

You are constantly looking out for me- in a big -brother-I -never -wanted kind of way, if I am being completely honest. It's all fun and games until you spot a guy you aren't a fan of, talking to me; or I get a glance that you aren't pleased with. Your instinct to protect those you care about allows me to be a little more at ease.

When I tell people about you, the first question they never fail to ask me first is, "Is this kid your boyfriend?" and when I respond with "no," the next question is inevitably, "Well, why the hell not?" My laugh and flushed cheeks after being asked these questions is enough for them to know just how much you mean to me. When I share my stories of you, our late nights, early mornings, lunch dates, and nights out, my family, other friends, and just about everyone cannot understand why I won't make you my boyfriend. But to me, the answer is quite simple; everyone needs a youin their life.

After becoming as close to you as I have, I've come to the realization that everyone needs a guy friend who'll be their shot gun rider, their go to, and a guy that will make them realize that becoming best friends with a dude may just be one of the best things that has ever happened to them. Every girl deserves a best friend who will make them trade wine nights for sipping Bud Lights, and a guy who can accept that they will have to suffer through trips to the mall here and there. You opened my eyes to new things, you changed my perspective, and you became a support I never knew I needed.

To the Guy That Became My Rock, thanks for being you.



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