Dear Friend

I guess there really isn't any way to describe it, when you meet that person who you realize will be your best friend for the rest of your life. It hits you one day, out of the blue, slams into you and suddenly you just know that this person will be the one constantly at your side.

They will be the one to hold you when you cry.

They will be the one to laugh with you when you are crazy.

They will be there when you have no one else.

They will be there to cheer when you do something awesome.

They will be there to push you in the right direction when you veer off course.

They are the one that no one else compares to because you have no words for them.

And, just now, it has dawned on me that you have always been that person. I saw you the whole time we have been together, but now I realize that you do not have a description in my book of people. You have just always been.

You have seen me at my worst and at my best and you have stayed through it all.

You even stuck with me through the mediocre middle parts that usually bore everyone else to tears.

I guess I can only really say that you have come into my life and filled in those empty holes that I didn't even know I had. You fit into my broken pieces and made me whole again and you did it without me even noticing.

So now I have this to say.

Your efforts have officially been noticed.

I can see where you have been in my life. I can look back on everything that has happened and I can see just where you have been. You were always looking out for me, your fingers weaving a safety net for me to fall into should I take a wrong step.

Life has forged us into one and now it is difficult, nigh impossible, to tell where one of us ends and the other begins. We have brewed in the hot water of life and become something so much stronger than either of us could be alone.

I thank you so deeply for your friendship and all of your dedication towards me. I hope only to continue to be worthy of such an admirable friend and to one day begin to repay even just some of the kindness that you have shown me.

Thank you, dear friend, for being my dear friend.

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