Dear Friend

Dear Friend,

I have known you for days, weeks, months, years . . . forever, it seems.  I can say that I don’t remember a time before I knew you, but I do.  Instead what I do say is that I remember a time that I was waiting for you.  I didn’t know It was you I was waiting for, but the moment you walked into my life I knew I had found a kindred spirit.

We know each other so well.  Sometimes I feel like we know each other better than we know ourselves.  The good, the bad, the beautiful, and the ugly.  There is so much still left to discover about each other though, and the promise of those discoveries makes me as excited as a child on Christmas morning.

I don’t know the exact moment that I looked at you and saw not just a friend but someone that I loved.  You opened my heart and found your way in.  It was a slow and wonderful process, like watching the sun rise and warm up a new Spring day.  I do love you.  You are more than a friend.  You are family.

You are someone that I’d fight for and protect.  You I would stand up for and stand up to.  You are the one I can talk to without saying a word.  Together we have learned that a gentle touch can’t always heal a broken heart, but the comfort from a friend that it can bring can mean the world when fighting back tears.  A joke that only we understand leaves us laughing until tears roll from our eyes and we are holding our aching stomachs.  That laughter is the beautiful soundtrack to our days, weeks, years spent together.

I didn’t know when we met just how much you would change me and my life.  Because of you my life is so much better.  Because of you my life is complete.  You fill my heart with happiness and love just by being everything that you are.  When you are joyful I am, too.  When you are down I feel your pain in my heart.  When you are hopeful I reach for the stars with you.  When you break I hold your pieces together in my heart.

We haven’t always had it easy, Friend.  We have fought and cried.  We’ve shared angry silence that left me fearful of our future.  Our bond, though sometimes stretched thin, has never broken though, because our two hearts make one complete soul.  I am your glitter and giggles.  You are my foundation.  I am your sky-high wings.  You are my roots.  I am your sunflowers and you are the sun they reach for.  We are two.  We are one.  We are friends.

Many people have come into our lives since the day you and I met, but through them all it is our friendship that remains constant.  Through everything our friendship has remained strong, and continues to get stronger everyday.  You have my heart, Friend.  You have my life.  You are the vessel from which our friendship grows.  You are the muse that inspires my love for you.  You are everything that I am and everything I hope to be.  I hold you in my heart, and you give me wings to fly.  Before we met we were two lost puzzle pieces searching for our match piece.  Others came along who almost fit.  Then Fate brought us together and our puzzle was complete.

I don’t know what lies ahead of us, Friend.  You can bet that I look forward to each day life gives us though.  No matter what comes at us I will reach for your hand and step forward with you.  Side-by-side we will be warmed by the sun of our friendship.  We will face down whatever storms come our way.  We will laugh and cry.  We will fight and hug.  We will comfort and uplift.  We will know that nothing is too strong to break the connection we share.

I love you, Friend.  You are me.  I am you.  My life has not been the same since the day I met you.  My life has been made better.  I have been made better for having you in my life.

I have known you for what feels like all my life, but in the grand scheme of life has been a mere blink of an eye.  You are one of the greatest gifts to be given to me, and I will be forever thankful that Fate brought is together.

You are my heart.  You are my family.  You are my friend, and I love you.

Always,
Your friend

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