A year ago when I was starting my senior year, I didn't have the people I always thought I would have. I didn't really know what was going to happen when I walked in the doors for my senior year, it was like being a freshman all over. However, I got you.
You were the person who was always in my classes, but never my partner. You were the person who sat at the tables, but not next to me. You were the person to text with homework questions, but not to make plans.
But this year, when you weren't even in my classes, everything changed and I could not be more grateful.
When we finally decided to make plans, I was nervous. I had just gone through one of the toughest friend breakups (yes, it's a thing) I could think of, but in this situation, the best possible outcome occurred. I gained you, my just when I needed you best friend.
I've told you, my whole family has told you, but I will tell you again: thank you for being my "senior year savior." You have no idea how much you have changed my life and what a positive influence you've had on me.
Thank you for the late night car karaoke. Thank you for walking around Target for hours, just because. Thank you for loving my family like your own. Thank you for IHOP for dinner. Thank you for being as bad at decisions as me. Thank you for copying my Friendly's order. Thank you for watching Disney movies, but falling asleep before the bitppity boppity boo.
I can not imagine where I would be without you today. You inspire me daily with all you do. You encourage me to step out of my comfort zone. You show me the importance of standing up for myself. Celebrating all the lasts of the year as our firsts together definitely made senior year even more memorable.
Spending my senior year with you was such a privilege. Being able to get to know you, your wants and goals is such an honor. I know that you are off to do great things. I do not know where you will end up, or how you will get there, but I know everything you do will be memorable. You are the strongest, kindest, passionate, and the most courageous person I know, but don't forget it's okay to crack. You will have those days you don't love, but I know you will turn it around. Keep being you and have an amazing freshman year.
Thank you for being there when I least expected it but needed it most.
I love you.