Dear Best Friend,

I want you to know how much you mean to me. I want you to know that you’re the best thing that has happened to me in a while.

You are my person; you’re the one I know I can always count on.

And you have no idea what a blessing it is to have someone like you in my life.

We’ve been through everything together. I think if there were a thousand levels of friendship, we reached a thousand and one.

Nothing in this life missed us, but whatever life threw at us, we took care of it together. Back to back. Never letting each other fight our battles alone.

You know, sometimes life waited for you to not be around and then it knocked me down. But regardless of how many times I fell down, you always pulled me back up.

There was no pitying me in your life or allowing me to pity myself.

You kept pushing even when a normal person would’ve given up a long time ago. You kept screaming and pulling and you always found a way to wake me up.

And what strikes me the most, you knew when I needed a little push, but you also knew when to do absolutely nothing.

You knew when I just needed time and you just sat there, next to me in the silence, waiting for everything to pass.

In the moments when I was choking in tears, you managed to make me laugh. I remember when you wouldn’t leave me alone and you made a complete fool out of yourself just to see me smile.

The amount of bullshit you could say in one minute incredibly increased when I needed you to take my mind off of whatever was holding me down at the time.

You never allowed me to turn into one of those drama queens. You never allowed me to despair or to feel sorry for myself.

You never let me feel like a lost cause. And for that, I’ll never be able to thank you enough.

You stayed true—no matter how much everything hurt. Even though sometimes lies would have made me feel better, you knew that long-term, it would just cause bigger damage to lie to me.

That’s why you never did that; you never comforted me with lies.

I appreciate that the most about you. With you, I always know where I stand. No drama, no fake love, no approving when you clearly disapprove.

And yet whenever I decide not to listen to your advice and you turn out to be right, you never come with that “I-told-you-so” attitude.

And even when I was an absolute asshole towards you, when I behaved like a total jerk and when I did everything in my power to push everyone from my life, you seemed like you were tying yourself to me even more.

As if nothing I did could ever make you give up on me. As if you’re with me no matter what.

And the love you had towards me left me speechless so many times. As if you were my guardian angel, but walking next to me.

You are my angel, my amulet, my morning star and one of my biggest blessings. I wish everyone in life could have the amount of support you give me.

I wish nobody had to walk through life alone and I wish everyone could have such a selfless friend.

But I don’t want to share you. Because I have no idea what my life would look like without you in it.

Actually, I think I wouldn’t like my life without you as much as I do now. All my rises after I fall wouldn’t be as glorious as they are with your applause.

All my heartbreaks would hurt much more than they did with you next to me.

All this life and everything I go through on a daily basis would be much harder if I didn’t have you to share it.

In the end, I want to tell you that I know your worth. I know you’re one of a kind and I am aware of the things you do for me.

I might not tell you often how much you mean to me, but that’s just the way I am.

And the best part is I know you love me even though I am guarded, even when I don’t express my emotions, even when I bottle up my feelings.

You handle me so well that I can’t help but ask myself if you are my soulmate.

Be that as it may, you need to hear or read these words. Whatever roads life puts us in, wherever you may be, I’ll never let anything come between us.

You’ll always have someone who’ll pick up your call, listen to you, be there for you when there is no one left and you’ll have someone who cares for you, who loves you from the bottom of her heart.

With love,
Girl Who Is Blessed To Call You Her Best Friend

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE BEST FRIEND WHO NEVER GAVE UP ON ME