Dear Soul Sister, Stitch, Best Friend, Forever Next Door Neighbor, and so much more,

Let me start off by saying how lucky I am to have you in my life. I honestly have no idea what I would do without you. You have been part of my life for as long as I can remember and I wouldn't have wanted it any other way. You grew up with me, loved me no matter what, never judged me, and at one point even became godmother to one of my pets. Even though we have grown up and don't see each other as much anymore, especially at times when we are thousands of miles away from each other, you will always be my ride-or-die.

That being said, we have more memories than I can count. It's safe to say that you've been involved with every aspect of my life, even when you're not physically with me. With you being a year older then me, We weren't able to spend all of our school years together, and a lot of times we experienced milestones at very different times. Even though that's sometimes a good thing, not always being able to see you as much got to me. Fast forward a few years later, and we are still growing up very fast. I still remember the day you were moving to start your Freshman year of college, and how difficult it was for me to grasp the idea that even though you, fortunately, weren't going too far away, I couldn't imagine you not being a two-second walk away from my house. I still remember hugging you and crying by your door the day you left, even though it ended with us laughing about how emotional we were getting. As expected, even though we didn't see each other as much, we still talked every day and saw each other regularly.

A few months later, I got my first college acceptance letter, and it just so happened to be very close to where you went. I ended up deciding to go there, and while I was excited about everything college had to offer, I was also very excited to be living near you again. This meant not only being able to see you more often than I thought but was also convenient when we needed to get home and back around the same time. Having my best friend so close to me made Freshman year even more special than it already was.

Come my sophomore year, you went halfway across the world to study abroad for a semester while I stayed back at school. While it was difficult with it being the first time I'd been so far away from you for so long, it did made me appreciate our friendship more than I already did, which I didn't think was possible. Even being so far apart from each other, you continued to be there for me when I needed you, and there is no greater gift than that.

Thank you for being so much more than my best friend. Thank you for being a fraction of a short walk away for most of my life. Thank you for being the sister I never had. I love you so much, and I can't wait to see you soon.

Love,

your Soul Sister.