Today I want to talk about someone very dear to me who I will always have a special place for in my heart. My best friend. Today is her birthday, so I wanted to publish this post as one of my gifts to her. I cannot wait to see her (very soon I hope!) so I can give her the rest of her gifts, but I quickly realised that there is only so much that you can write in a card before you run out of room! We both know that I am one who enjoys pouring her heart out and writing soppy paragraphs about the things which I could never find the words to say verbally. So, without further ado, here is one of my gifts to my incredible friend.
What is a friend? Someone who you can talk to at ease. Someone who you can laugh and joke with. Someone who you can have a pleasant text conversation with when you have nothing better to do.
But what is a best friend? Someone who you can easily chat to about the most random things, whatever mood you are in. Someone who you can create hilarious one-word inside jokes with - which, whenever said, will send you both into hysterics and leaving everyone else confused. Someone who you can suddenly text when you need advice or have a funny story to tell.
Of course, I know many people who I consider to be good friends of mine, however there is only one person who I could call my best friend and mean it.
At the age of 6 I met you in the school playground. I decided there and then that I liked you and I wanted to be your friend. Never could I have guessed that you would be one of the most important people in my life. I was overjoyed when we became best friends. Some of my best childhood memories were with you; watching out for fairies and goblins, playing with our Bratz dolls, dancing around to Hannah Montana and High School Musical and having fun-filled sleepovers. Of course, over the years we developed some of the best inside-jokes ever that we would never cease to forget! Along the way we also created memories that I can remember clear as day. There are so many to choose from I simply couldn't pick my favourite but I'm sure that we are both thinking of the most memorable ones this very second.
I had always hoped that we would remain best friends and our friendship proved to be a strong one through school changes, house moves, new experiences and bigger responsibilities. I think we could both agree that 2013-2014 have been the toughest years of our life so far. As individuals we have struggled through many things that I never imagined would happen to us. Those two years were filled with upset, confusion and struggle and I know that I would not have made it if it hadn't been for you. We stuck together like glue and I will be forever thankful for that. I never expected things to pan out as they did but I believe that everything happens for a reason. Those tough times have made us stronger, as individuals and as best friends. We have made it out the other side, holding hands. Who knows what lies ahead, be it more tears or happiness and joy, but whatever the years ahead throw at us I will always be by your side. Through those two years your bravery inspired me. Your ability to smile helped me learn how to always find the silver lining of the cloud I might be standing on. I don't think you quite realised how much you helped me at that time. I will openly say that I wouldn't be here today, writing this blog post if it wasn't for you. I hope that you feel that I have also given you the help and support that you may have needed; I have always tried to do as much as I could to help you. Honestly, I would do anything for you!
I have seen you grow into a gorgeous young woman who I believe to be a gem in this world. You have an endless beauty that radiates off of you, making people smile wherever you go. You have the prettiest eyes that light up when you are talking about something you love and a heart-warming smile that can light up a room. It is not only your charm on the outside that is precious, but also the beauty of your inside, your soul if you will. You're determined and feisty, gentle and kind, you're jolly and cheerful, understanding and considerate. You're so many wonderful things that are hard to find in a person. You are a gift to this earth.
I have told you this before and I will tell you again... I believe that you are my soul mate. When someone says the word 'soul mate' I immediately think of a romantic couple, but looking closer at the word I understand what it means. A soul mate is someone who you know was placed in your path for a reason. Someone who understands how you are feeling and just knows how to set things right. Someone who you feel this unexplainable bond with. Someone who you love.
I can't imagine my life without you, and I very much hope that you feel the same way about me. I cannot describe the gratefulness and thankfulness that I feel to know that you are there for me and I am there for you. I love you so very much. I'm really looking forward to all the time that I will get to spend with you in the future. There is so much left for us to do! The next chapter of our lives starts now.
I would apologise for the small essay I have written about you, but I am not sorry in the slightest. This is the stuff I needed you to know and there was no better way to tell you than to publish it on here. Thank you for everything you have done for me. Not only are you my best friend, you are also my soul mate. So thank you. I love you so much.