Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Day 1: Best Friend

Dearest Ally,

It's no secret that you are my best friend, and really, you've earned the title! Can you believe we've known each other for as long as we have? 14 years is a long time. Mind blowing moment of my day: we've known each other longer than we'd been alive when we met.

While we don't see each other as often as I'd like, I truly can't picture my life without you. Anytime I have good news you are the first person I want to call. When I got engaged I called you right after I told my family. When I found out I was pregnant, again, I called you right after I talked to my family. Because, honestly, you are my family.

I completely believe that, in life, we have the family we are born into, and the family you choose for yourself. In you, I have made a good choice. You are my second sister.

You have taught me so much about life. You are a strong and beautiful woman who is not afraid to chase after her dreams. I am so proud of all that you have accomplished in your life. I know that you are a wonderful wife to Shad, and will someday make a fantastic mother. And when that day comes, I will be right there to celebrate with you, cry with you, and laugh with you, the way you did with me.

You have been there for me through everything. Through the good things, the bad things, the beautiful, the ugly, the laughter, and the tears. When I made dumb choices, you didn't desert me. You always know just what I need to hear, even if I don't want to hear it.

I apologize if this is beginning to sound a bit like a love letter, but, it's bound to, because I DO love you. Not in the romantic way, we're both old married ladies, but with a deep love, nonetheless.

No matter what comes between us, be it time, distance, careers, or other obligations, you will always be my best friend. In the wise words of ee cummings:

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)
I love you, Ally, always!
Love, Me

P.S.- I'm kind of a big, hormonal baby and cried while I wrote this.


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Ally said...

Oh Annie, you know I love you too! So incredibly much!! I don't know what more I can say to add to your sweet letter. I am so lucky to have a best friend like you. I'm not sure what I did to deserve you as a friend, but I will always be grateful to have you in my life.


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