I don’t know if I’ve ever told you this, but there’s a day for everything. Today is the day that I tell you, friend, that you mean the world to me.
I’m sure you must have realized by now, and if not then today’s the day I hope you do. You’ve changed my views, you’ve changed my ways, you’ve brought meaning to incomprehensible days. You’ve consistently pointed me in a positive direction and given me nothing but the best in every situation. You’ve lent me your ears through hours of frustrations and painstakingly watched me make a thousand mistakes proceeded by a million regrets. Through countless faults and unkept pledges, not once did you say, “I told you so.”
As hard as I try, I really lack the words to compliment you. You are brilliant, a truly adept individual. You’ve taught me more in one year than an institution could teach me in fifteen. You give, and give, and give and never expect in return. Please know, you are sincerely fantastic.
I constantly find myself telling others your story; you are too great a person to keep to one’s self. It is a companion like you that each person should keep close, and friend, I’m not quite sure how I became so fortunate.
Someday, friend, we’ll look back at our adventures and realize that opportunities such as those may never come along again. It is then we’ll be thankful that we drove those miles, and saw those buildings, took those pictures, and had those moments. Honestly, friend, I wouldn’t exchange them for the universe. I really wouldn’t.
Thank you. Thank you a thousand, a thousand million times over for refining my world and bringing out the best in me. You’re real, and I can honestly say ‘I miss you’ and mean it. I can honestly say, I would not be me without you.
I love you, friend. Please know.