Since it's your birthday and I still haven't gotten you a gift, I feel kinda bad. So, as a gift, I've decided to write to you. I would have written a witty one-liner on the inside of the card but something with more sustenance seems to fit better.
I am going to start by saying thank you. Thank you for being someone I am not deserving of. You cheer me up on stressful mornings on the ride to school. You make me belly-laugh at the most simple things you say and do, inspire me to follow my dreams and keep my eyes on the future, push me to better myself in every way, and tolerate my annoying teasing. I am lucky to call you one of my best friends.
I know throughout middle school I was probably the cruddiest boyfriend. I apologize for the thousandth time. I swear I wasn't ignoring you on purpose! I was just lazy and awkward, but you know that now. Thank you for trusting me enough even though in no way deserve it.
Throughout the last four years of high school, we've had some ups and downs. We've become so close that we bicker like siblings about simple things that mean nothing at all. Even though sometimes I may make you want to rip your hair out, just know that I always have your best interest at heart.
With all of the big decisions coming up in our lives within the next year, I just want you to know that I will always be around. I may not physically be right next to you, but I am here when you need me. You have been there for me countless times and continue to support me fully to this day. Keep being yourself and living life to the fullest. You are destined for amazing opportunities, Paige. Stay determined. I truly believe you will be able to do anything you set your mind to.
There aren't enough words to describe how great you truly are. Thank You!