You May Not Have Been My First Best Friend, But I Know You’ll Be My Last
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You May Not Have Been My First Best Friend, But I Know You’ll Be My Last

We weren’t in diapers together, and we didn’t grow up together, but I wholeheartedly expect us to be sitting in a nursing home together one day.

You May Not Have Been My First Best Friend, But I Know You’ll Be My Last
Kellsey Medsger (author)

Hey Best Friend,

Have I told you recently how much you mean to me? Well, it’s a lot. And there’s a million reasons for that. Yes, we’ve only been friends for a few short years, but that has been more than enough to convince me that you’re in it for the long haul. We weren’t in diapers together, and we didn’t grow up together, but I wholeheartedly expect us to be sitting in a nursing home together one day remembering all the crazy fun memories we had together.

You know how they say that it’s not about who you’ve been friends with the longest, but about the ones who came and never left? I have found that to be one of the most accurate statements, and that’s mostly thanks to you. You know I had a best friend before you. We grew up together, and she was with me through some of my biggest moments and struggles. For those reasons I really did think we were going to stay best friends forever. And as much as it sucks that I no longer even talk to her, I’m okay with the fact that I was wrong. Looking back on that friendship and the way it ended, I can now see it wasn’t meant to last.

Now how, you may ask, do I know you’re different? Obviously at some point that last friendship was at a high point before it all went down hill. How do I know that our friendship won’t end up the same way one day? That I can’t say. Put simply, I just do. With our friendship, I just know. It’s easy, it’s natural, we both waited so long for it, and I just know it was meant to be. And while I can’t exactly put that part into words, or even attempt to explain how much you mean to me, what I can do is tell you just a few of the million reasons why you’re my best friend.

So here it goes. You’re my best friend because you came, and you never left. I never feel the need to question your loyalty. I know that you always have my back and I could and would trust you with anything. You’re my best friend because we are practically the same person. We have the same passions, values, life goals, sense of humor, taste in food and much more. The list could go on forever. You’re my best friend because you’re the best listener and shoulder to cry on. You’re the person I call when I’ve had a bad day and need to vent, and you always know what to say, how to cheer me up, or what advice to give. You’re my person. You’re the first person I think to make plans with, my exception to the phrase “don’t tell anyone”, the one friend I can’t imagine life without, and one of the few people on this planet that I would do absolutely anything for.

You’re my best friend because our friendship was instant. Being with you is so easy and effortless, we never argue, and any situation is better if we’re together. You bring out the best in me, and I’m definitely the most me when I’m with you. You will spend hours with me just lying around on our phones, watching Netflix while eating ridiculous amounts of food, or jamming to throwback music in the car, and I would rather stay in with you than go out any night. We can spend days on end together and not get tired of each other, yet no matter how long we spend apart, things never change. And when we’re apart, no matter how busy we each are, we always find time to talk. Even if that just means sitting on FaceTime in silence for hours while we do homework to feel like we’re together again.

You’re my best friend because you are honestly one of the most caring, genuine, and compassionate people that I know. You are so incredibly talented, smart, and just a beautiful human both inside and out. You’re a wonderful person, and I hope you know that. You also accept me exactly as I am, and I never feel judged by you, which is something I can’t thank you enough for. You tag me in memes, snuggle with me, never screenshot my ugly snapchats, buy me food, know be better than I even know myself and believe in me when I don’t. I still can’t believe I got so lucky to have you as my person.

I don’t know where I’d be today if you hadn’t come along, and I honestly can’t imagine life without you or anyone possibly ever replacing you. And I don’t plan to ever find out what either would be like. My plans for my whole future include you. I can’t wait to live in our first apartment together, be each other’s maid of honor, and one day have kids that are best friends too. So even though you may not have been my first best friend, I know you’ll be my last. I know that no matter what happens in life, I’ll always have you. And I promise you will always have me.

So here’s to forever and taking on life together. I love you most, and don’t even try to argue with me on this one because we both know how that will go.

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