When There's A Huge Age Gap In Your Friendship

My Best Friend Is 14 Years Older Than Me

I wouldn't have it any other way.


I am lucky enough to have the most amazing best friend that I've ever had.

We met almost five years ago when I joined my school's choir. She taught private voice lessons, and she has the best voice I've ever heard!

All of the voice teachers gave small performances to demonstrate their talent and vocal technique for the new students. I immediately noticed her because she incorporated singing and acting into her performance.

My choir teacher assigned me to be her student, and we clicked immediately! She encouraged my strengths and helped me work around my weaknesses.

Because of her, I was able to join the varsity choir after only a year of experience!

Our friendship continued to grow even after I graduated high school, and we've been going strong ever since!

There are many perks to having a best friend who's much older than you. Here's just a few of them:

There is no drama.

High school was exceptionally difficult for me because of how the people were, but I could always go to her when I needed help. She is the most understanding person I've ever met, and for that I will be forever grateful.

She gives the best advice.

When it comes to my typical young adult problems, she's already been through them and therefore knows the best way to handle them.

Her advice has gotten me through some of the most difficult times, including right now.

I get to watch her daughter grow up.

The birth of her little girl definitely brought us closer together. When I first met her when she was only four months old; we were instant buddies!

Me and Lily-bug right before I left for college three years ago :)Sarah Wagner

When I babysat her for the first time, she greeted me with the biggest toothless smile I've ever seen. She's now almost four, and we've been inseparable ever since!

Now that she's older, we've been able to go swimming together, get lunch at Torchy's (the best place on Earth, btw) and go to parks. She's like the little sister I never had.

Can you believe that this is the same girl?Sarah Wagner

I've been lucky enough to have a friend that understands me more than I understand my own self. She's shown me nothing but love, even when I didn't deserve it.

With both of us going through difficult times, we're able to be each other's support system and get through it all.

I love you so much Maria, and I always will! You are truly a special person.

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2. When do you have class today?

3. Want to get lunch before your next class?

4. Do you think I need to wash my hair? I can’t tell if it’s greasy.

5. What’s the weather? I don’t know what to wear.

6. Are you going out tonight?

7. What should I wear tonight?

8. Can I borrow a shirt?

9. We have to watch *insert Netflix show here*.

10. Want to order in dinner tonight?

11. We have to take a cute picture tonight so I can Instagram.

12. Is this a good caption for my Instagram? How’s the edit?

13. Ok I instagrammed … go like and comment.

14. We should probably clean our room soon.

15. Can I borrow your *insert random item here*

16. I’m so hungry.

17. I think it’s time to do our laundry.

18. I’m going to start eating healthy and go to the gym more.

19. The dining hall menu is so bad today.

20. Thanks for being my best friend.

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An Open Letter To The Friend Who Continues To Save My Life

No one knows me like you do.


From the day we became friends, we have always had nothing but support for one another. Although we have only really been friends for about seven years now, I feel as if you have always been a part of my life. You know me just as well as you know yourself, and I understand you in the same way I understand my own thoughts and feelings.

You have never made me feel pressured, insecure, or unappreciated. The mutual respect we have for one another is unmatched. We can talk to each other about anything; from some of the most trivial topics to entire life philosophies. We have grown and matured together, and I couldn't be more proud of the person you are today.

We don't always agree on everything, and I always appreciate your fresh point of view, but I have never felt more in sync with another person than I do with you. We share the same birth month, the same age, the same home town, the same anxieties, and many of the same attitudes and values.

I feel as if you know exactly when I want to be alone and when I need company. Since we are both introverted, we understand that the other person needs time to recharge. And when I'm sitting alone with nothing to do, I always get a text from you asking to hang out.

In some of my loneliest, most vulnerable moments, you have been there. When I question how many true friends I really have, you are always sure to make your love for me known.

Through high school, and now college, we have experienced so many life-changing events together. Some that have taught us extremely valuable lessons, and others that have shown us incredible pain and how to grow from our lowest moments.

I want to thank you for showing me what life-long friendship looks like. Thank you for always understanding me and never putting too much pressure on me. I see an incredible future for both of us no matter where each of our lives takes us.

We will always share a unique connection that cannot be separated by any distance. But, for now, I'm glad you're only one text or phone call away.

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