An Open Letter To My Childhood Best Friend

Dear Childhood Best Friend,

You have changed my life in so many ways. Without you, I would not be the person I am today. Our friendship is one of the best parts of living this joyful life. So with that, I thank you.

Thank you for the endless laughter, the random adventures, the constant conversations, the fights, the boys, movie marathons, ice cream sessions, and the gossip. You remind me every single day of what I have gained and how lucky I am to have gained a person like you in my life. Our memories will be memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life. We have grown together, figured out our lives together, and continue to figure out what's next for us.

I have seen you turn into the person that you are today, and I could not be more proud. You are an incredible human being filled with compassion, love, and grace amongst many other things. You are a light in this world that cannot be diminished. When I look back on all the moments that we've shared together, I am always glad that those memories are with you because I would want no one else to share them with.

As we grow older and older, you will be a part of my life forever. You will be my maid of honor, the godmother to my children and my partner in crime, because I can picture no one else going through this journey with except you. You'll be there when I walk down that aisle, just as I will be for yours. You'll be there when I have my first child, telling me "you've got this." We'll talk about our times as children as we sit and watch our own begin theirs. They'll grow up best friends, just like we did.

There will be times where we don't talk as much as we want to due to our busy lives, but when we do, it'll feel like I had only seen you hours ago. We'll talk about our jobs, our husbands, our children. As we get older, we will appreciate more and more the connection we have since it is so rare in this world.

We'll celebrate our birthdays together, our weddings, our successes in our careers and as mothers, and eventually our children's birthdays and weddings. We won't be afraid of the future because we know we'll have each other to lean on through the good times and the bad. Growing up together taught us that if childhood doesn't tear you apart, nothing will.

I know that when we're old and gray, we'll still be laughing at each other, still finding new adventures to go on together, still gossiping about who knows what. And when it's time to go, I will know that life has given me an extraordinary gift. The gift of you and this friendship.

So thank you. I love you.


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