My Best Friend,
No matter what, I will always miss you, and think of you often.
This isn’t a tail of loss and sorrow but one of parenthood and life! Parenthood is tough, life is tough, it’s all hard, and what makes it harder is when my best friend is facing the same kinds of things and neither of us have the time we used to for each other.
I want to sit with you and have coffee all day, or stay up all night catching up on everything that is happening in our lives! Life doesn’t always allow that, sometimes a phone date, text message, or a quick coffee is all we can muster on our busy days. We have children, spouses, work, and lives beyond coffee and wine!
I can laugh or cry, yell or grin and nothing will change between us. I will never feel judged; I will always feel compassion, and understanding. Through every trial and tribulation, every success and achievement, I take comfort in knowing you are there for me.
I want to laugh with you as we reminisce on the days past, we’ve known each other long enough that hardly a word needs to be spoken for the stories we share! We know what happened “that time, in that place, with that thing.” But the days of reminiscing are few and far between and are often replaced with the latest tale of parenthood, spousal, career, or everyday ventures, and that is okay too, every time we talk I learn something new like the first time we met.
You have been my shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen, and the voice of reason on so many occasions. You know me well; your unwavering support and unconditional acceptance of me is something everyone should be so lucky to have in their lives.
No matter the distance between us, I cherish our relationship; where it is, where it was, and where it will be. Knowing I have you in my life is sometimes all I need. Even when life gets busy, when work has taken over, when our families need us, know that I think of you often and miss you always my dear friend.
– Your Best Friend.