The Best Friendships Come When You Least Expect It

The Best Friendships Come When You Least Expect It

I'm lucky to have you as my partner in couch.

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Andi,

First and foremost, I'd like to mention how lucky I am to have found you. I know we've known of each other for years. But honestly, I was intimidated by your beauty, your genuine kindness and your love of going out (at the time). We were always friendly to one another but never hung out. If only we decided four years ago to spend one day and hang out, the rest would have been history. Life has a funny way of working out anyway because you're stuck with me for life, it just took a few years longer than I would have liked.

This won't be one of my rambles, don't worry. I just find it necessary to show my appreciation towards you and the wonderful person that you are.

You were gone for Semester at Sea and came back to live alone and become a fancy real estate agent. You came into my life at such an ideal time for the both of us. Thank you Elan Midtown for bringing us together, Since then, you have changed my life for the better. I have never found someone so similar to me in so many ways. We have such similar outlooks, humor and interests. We even speak the same. We're basically with the same boy (two different people, same personality) and I know that I could come to you for anything--our (first world) problems are pretty much the same anyway. There is this saying that opposites attract, but that's not the case for us. We're a powerful force, you and I. (and Drewby of course).

It is rare to know someone for a few months but have it feel like we have known each other for years. Fortunately, that is that case for us. I believe that is something so special. I purposely scheduled an extended trip back to move out of my apartment in Charleston so that I could have extra time with you. I came into college with a group of friends my freshman year. I left college with less than five incredibly close friends and I wouldn't change a thing.

Some of my favorite times in college were laying horizontal next to you on my couch, watching crime and cult shows and not moving for hours. And of course our late night Benny runs, eating pizza bigger than our faces and wondering "who's stomach made noise this time". I will always be here to listen, your shoulder to cry on and your fellow schemer. You're the only Fortnite gamer I will always be willing to tolerate.

You don't judge me for my crazy and you show me what it takes to be a giving, genuine, caring and happy person. I have never met someone who brings so much light into a room in an instant. As soon as someone meets you, Ands, you make them feel special and most importantly, comfortable. You are so easy to talk to and such an incredible confidant. I would be crushed if I didn't have you in my life. Thank you for being my angel sent from heaven above, I don't know what I would do without you.

Ps. My mother now has to cheers at every meal because of you. Your amazing personality never stops leaving a mark.

I love you with my whole heart

*Cheers*

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Dear Mom, I Hope You Know

I hope you know that I am here for you--until the very end.
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Dear Mom,

I hope you know that I appreciate you.

You are the hardest working woman I know, continuously putting your family before yourself. Thank you for doing all of the tedious jobs that no one wants to do like keeping the house in order, cooking the food, and doing the laundry. Thank you for constantly putting up with my siblings and I. Thank you for always supporting us in our interests and hobbies. Thank you for investing in our daily lives and listening to our minor problems. Thank you for always loving us unconditionally.

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I hope you know I'm sorry.

I know I can be a big pain in the butt sometimes, and for that I'm sorry. I'm sorry for yelling at you, arguing with you, not listening to you, and making dumb decisions at times, but thank you for loving me anyways. Thank you for helping me stand back up, teaching me right from wrong, and pushing me to be the very best version of me.

I hope you know your love inspires me.

You live your life with a love that is contagious. Whether its nurturing love, tough love, friendly love, or romantic love, you have it all and you show it daily. The love you and Dad share is something I hope to find one day and the love you have for your family is evident in the way you constantly put us first.

I hope you know that you are my biggest role model and hero.

Ever since I was a little girl, you have been the person I have looked to in my life. You are strong, independent, confident, loving, supportive, and nurturing-- everything I strive to be as a woman and as a future mother. You give the best advice, even when I don't always take it. Though, I should know better by now because mothers always know best. Without you in my life, I honestly don't know where I'd be.

I hope you know that you are my best friend.

Not only are you my biggest cheerleader supporting me in everything I do, you are the person I talk to about everything, whether it's good or bad. I'm honestly so thankful for the relationship we share because I've had countless screwups and you literally give the best advice. Seriously, thank you for being the person I can count on at all times, at any time of the day or even night to just talk with. I mean we really do have some of the best conversations, best laughs, best cries (when needed), and the most fun watching cheesy chick flicks together or going on crazy shopping adventures.

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I hope you know that I am here for you--until the very end.

I don't mean to make you cry or anything -- even though you probably already are, but I want you to know that when the time comes, I'm going to be there for you just like all of these years you've been here for me. I will be there to support you, talk with you, laugh with you, cry with you, and love you for all of my life.

Honestly, I can't really imagine my life without you -- but it doesn't matter because I wouldn't be here without you, so here's to you.

Thank you for being you.

Love you lots!

Your daughter.

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14 Things You Relate To If You Grew Up WithOUT Any Cousins

*GASP* "What, you really don't have any cousins?"

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It always shocks every person who hears me state that I do not have any cousins. For some reason, this is just hard for people to really believe when it's actually not something impossible. I think we are all just so used to large families that it sounds weird when people say that they have no cousins. Yet, it is definitely a potential reality, and actually impossible if each of your parents is the only child to your grandparents.

Here are 14 things that you can relate to if you grew up without any cousins.

1. Nobody believes you when you say that you don't have any cousins

I'm serious, for the tenth time.

2. Your grandparents spoil you

With no other grandchildren to worry about, it's pretty easy to do.

3. You don't understand when people say that cousins are your first best friends

My best friend was my first best friend.

4. You and your siblings are always the youngest people at family events

This was simultaneosuly a good thing and a bad thing.

5. You get all of the attention at holidays

Since you're the youngest one around, then distant relatives are always doting over you.

6. Everything you do is deemed awesome by your extended family because there is nobody to compete with

It's much easier to be praised when you aren't being compared to someone similar to your age.

7. You don't know how to hold babies

You're never around them so why would you?

8. Family photos are pretty easy to coordinate

The less people, the easier.

9. Other family members spoil you just because 

Afterall, you are the only kid around...

10. The family will make comments regarding the potential for you to have a cousin as a justification for why they aren't doing something for you

When you hear, "I can't buy you too much because someday your aunt is going to have kids and I will have to do the same for them" you cringe and just had to know that all of the attention wouldn't last forever.

11. Birthdays are always a big deal

A perk of not having very many to remember.

12. If your parents' siblings own pets, then you refer to the animal as your cousin

Cat cousins, dog cousins, lizard cousins, and fish cousins can be pretty cool, actually.

13. Sometimes you dream of marrying into a big family

This is to ensure that your kids do grow up with cousins.

14. You appreciate the closeness of your tight-knit fam

Maybe the only thing you would miss if you had a big family is the opportunity to develop such close bonds with the few relatives that you do have.

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