First of all, I'd like to start by saying I still consider you one of my best friends. You held down my fort for so many years and just because we both grew up, that hasn't changed for me.
I can still remember all of our inside jokes and shenanigans like it was yesterday. No, we aren't together all the time anymore but when we are, it's like nothing has changed. I can recall sitting in a hotel room, laughing our heads off or you getting your license before me and it being the coolest thing ever. I can remember us taking the ugliest of selfies on your cool, new phone and adding so many filters until we weren't recognizable.
We get together now and it's like not a day has passed. We can go for ice cream or just a drive and nothing has changed. We gossip about everything, we belt out the oldest of song lyrics and most importantly, we can just be ourselves. That is definitely one of the most important aspects of any good friendship.
To this day, when something tragic comes up in our lives, I know both of us have our phones, in hand, ready to dial to see if there is any way we could help. To this day, if something important comes up, I know we are both ready to devour information. To this day, if there is good news waiting to be shared, we are ready to celebrate, even if it's just a congrats text. To this day, if something fun comes up and we are both free, we'll go together.
My parents still ask about you and how you're doing. They still are friends with your parents. You were one of the friends that my parents knew as a forever friend. You know how they say parents can read your friends before you can? They knew right away that you were one of the good ones.
We did grow apart. Different interests, different schools, different friends, different paths, but know that I'm happier than ever for you. You're doing great and that's all I ever wanted for any friend of mine, especially you. You've got good grades, good friends, a good school, and you're living life to the fullest. I can't wait to sit back and watch and see where life takes you.
You were the first one to make me see what real friendship is all about. We laughed together. We cried together. We got in trouble together. We shared secrets together. We did homework together. We grew together. That. That is what friendship is all about and nothing in this world could make me forget a friendship and bond as strong as ours. No matter how many friends or relationships or life obstacles that are put in front of me, you'll always be one of my best friends.