An Open Letter To My Best Friend Who Left This World Too Early
There is a very old adage that goes: “A man who has 4 friends is an idiot, a man with 3 friends is crazy, a man with 2 friends is normal but the man with 1 friend is damn lucky!”
And given that that was how I chose to open this article, you probably know by now what this article is going to be about. I am of the firm belief that in this life, you are never really going to be able to have more than one true friend. Of course, you’re going to have a bunch of people who you know you can always depend on to be there for you.
However, you also know that out of all of these people, there is always going to be that one special person who you know you can rely on at all times. I’m not exactly sure what kind of wizardry or enchantment takes place whenever two people just click. It’s a puzzle to me but that doesn’t mean that I don’t appreciate it. I don’t have to have everything figured out to know that a relationship adds value to my life.
And that’s exactly what I know about my friendship with you. You are my best friend in this life and even though you came into my life unexpectedly, you are always welcome. I guess this is something that you can consider to be fate or destiny. Our meeting is written in the stars and I’m sure of it.
I can still recall vividly the day that we walked into each other’s lives. I was in the early days of my youth back in elementary school and practically all of the kids in the class were crying. We were all afraid about being thrust into this new social environment that was incredibly unfamiliar to us. I was just another crying face in the crowd. And yet, you still chose to come up to me. You still chose to sit next to me and comfort me instead of anyone else.
You told me that I didn’t really have to worry about not having my parents there with me because we were strong and big girls who could take care of ourselves. And it was in that moment that I knew that you were a person I could become really comfortable with. I liked you instantly.
And there you were. We practically grew up together all the way to high school and college. We went on so many adventures together while we were growing up. We had so many experiences – some of them good and some of them bad. But throughout all of it, our friendship has always been consistent.
It has never been shaken to its core. We were as solid as a rock. You were always there for me throughout the best and worst times of my life. You were always so smart. You knew the right thing to say so that I would feel better. You gave me the kind of friendship and companionship that money just can’t buy. And after all of those years that you and I spent together, I just want to say this one thing.
I was thinking about you last night while I was in my bedroom. And I could just never think of a prominent moment in my life that you weren’t involved in. You were the kind of friend who was always so willing to go the extra mile for me. You were always so willing to put so much effort into trying to make our friendship work.
It didn’t matter how inconvenient it would have been for you, you always managed to find a way to make me feel like my life mattered to you. You were always at my side and I’m eternally grateful for that.
The kind of friendship that we have transcended the traditional bonds of platonic friendship. What we had was a real sisterhood. That’s what made our bond so special and pure. That’s what made our connection so strong and prominent. So true and everlasting.
I know that you were the kind of person who would be willing to get your hands dirty for me. I knew that even though people walked in and out of my life, you were always going to be my constant. And the best part of it all is that I know that you don’t really need me to be saying all of these things. You can already tell just how grateful I am to have you by looking at me.
And I know that you’re no longer with me and it kills me inside. I like to think that you’re somewhere up there just watching over me and wishing that you could be at my side through it all. And it’s you who always taught me to be positive. I miss you. I love you. I wish you were here.