My beautiful and cherished friend,
How do I begin to thank you for who you are? Good friends are few and far between but somehow I was lucky enough to let you slip into my well-protected world, and you changed it for the better. I know this sounds dumb and mushy, but I am sorry, you my friend, mean more to me than you will ever know. I traversed a great deal of my life on my own. Through the trials and tears I was utterly alone but then God brought me you.
You understand me in a way I am not used to being understood, and instead of shying away from my weirdness, you embrace it. You accept me with open arms and let me fully be who I was created to be. I do not feel the need to perform for you, in fact, it is quite the opposite. With you, I am able to be weak because you know I am strong. I am able to be undone because you know I don't have to keep my life together 100% of the time. I can get stressed and freak out for no reason because you know how to make me stop over thinking. We can be weirdos together with no makeup on, our ugliest pajamas and our hair a mess watching Netflix while crying our eyes out about the boys that just broke our hearts. You love me just the way I am and I am so grateful.
Even when distance comes between us, you are still my best friend. Distance has only brought us closer and I never thought I would say it, but I am thankful for our time apart. Even through our rough patches, you have loved me. I tried my hardest to push you away and you continued to love me through the pain I caused you. We communicate not only about the good things but also the bad and it brings us closer. You have seen the darkest parts of me and my deepest flaws and yet you stick around.
I love you so much friend. We have been through so much individually and apart and I am ever so grateful for the strength and acceptance you have brought me. I know we will be friends for the rest of our lives and I can't wait to see where our lives take us. Through distance, trials and our own stupidity, I know we will be there for one another. I love you babe, don't ever change.