It’s not something I say lightly, but I want you to find your dream man. The man who will stay when he should leave. The man who holds you when you can’t breathe. A man who cherishes you in the exact way that I do.
I want you to find someone who is your best friend, and sadly, who may replace me as your confidant. But I don’t want that to be just any man.
It has to be someone who is done playing games. Someone who is ready to love you the way you deserve because you are the best thing that anyone could ever ask for. And you’ve had your heart broken too many times by boys who don’t care.
I want you to find a man who kisses you just because. And holds you close even when you’re being a bit rude. I want him to be someone you can have amazing inside jokes with.
Even if that means I’m out of the loop on some. To me, you are one of the greatest gifts I have ever received in life. So, you best believe I will not let you settle for less than you deserve.
Find the man who holds his tongue when you can’t seem to hold yours. The guy who initiates an apology even when we all know it was your fault.
You need a man who puts you first, because you’ve always put everyone else before yourself. I love you to the moon and back and I definitely don’t want to be replaced. But if it is by a man who somehow can love you more than I do, I will gladly concede.
Sometimes in life you get really down on yourself, but I want you to know one day the man you choose to spend the rest of your life with will make those days worth it. He will remind you in person, when I can’t, how special and important you are. He will push you to be a better woman just like I have. And even though he may take away my place as the best of all best friends, I will be happier than you know.
One, because I know he could never replace our friendship. And two, because you deserve someone who finally treats you the way you have always wanted to be treated. Life is way too damn short to be with a shitty man. And trust me, you have had your fair share.
So if there is one wish I have for you, it is that you find the man of your dreams, because I can’t wait to hear all about him. And be standing next to you when you both devote your lives to one another.
I love you like a sister and always will. So please, wait for this man, he’ll be worth it.
by Nicole Clements