I really don't know where to start, but if I start at the beginning this would be more than a letter. I'd have to list every inside joke and memory we've ever made. I'd have to name all the times we've laughed so hard we cried, and the times when we stayed up all night talking. But our friendship isn't measured by how long we've known each other. It's measured by the impact you have made in my life.
We grew up together and we were always friends, but you became my best friend when I least expected it. I didn't anticipate what our friendship would be like, but it was everything I didn't know I needed. You were with me for some of the hardest days of my life, and supported me through it all. You always knew what made me happy and whenever I was hangry, stressed or tired, you knew how to make me feel better.
You were around for my family's events, like birthdays, Christmas, Mother's Day, my sibling's soccer games and everything in between. It wasn't uncommon to have you sitting at our dinner table three nights in a row. You were, and still are, a part of my family.
It doesn't matter if we've spoken yesterday or last month. With you, it's like no time has passed every time we talk. We can pick up on the same conversation after days of not speaking. That's what's so great about being your friend; we are always on the same page.
I want to say thank you for everything that you've done for me. I sometimes take you for granted because you're always around, but thanks for always being there. Every little thing you've done has proven how you care about this friendship as much as I do. When I first moved to college, you endured the awful car ride with my family to visit me, just because you knew how much I wanted to see you. When I come home for short weekends, you'll make time to meet with me, even if it's just for an hour, because you know how much I miss you. Everything you do for me has helped me so much, and I hope that I have made you as happy as you make me.
Even if we don't talk every day, just know that you are still my best friend. I talk about you often and try to tell others some of our funny memories, but it isn't the same without you. I wish things could have been different, and that maybe we could have gone to school closer to each other, but we had to do what was best for us individually. We grew up and were interested in different things, but know that no matter which path we take in life, you will always be my friend.
This is the part where I would normally say something sarcastic to make this less cheesy (because you know how much I hate anything cheesy), but I'm not going to. I am sincerely thankful to have you as a best friend. I miss you, and I can't wait to see you.