♡ An open letter to my very best friend, along with a video that captured the utopia that was our time spent together and her wedding celebration. ♡
When we met nearly two decades ago on that fateful Halloween, you donned a perfect Doctor outfit, while I was dressed up as ridiculous French Maid. This set the tone for our personalities and our friendship. You have always been the responsible, studious one, while I was a bit crazy and at times wild. However, that couldn’t be a more perfect balance for us; you are the yin to my yang. While you were dubbed the good child and I the bad child, we created many memories over the years, finding endless ways to entertain ourselves and not realizing that the days of our youth was only momentary.
We entered each other’s lives at the perfect time, as we were both the only children in our families. We immediately took to one another and soon our friendship spun into a sisterhood. We would play house for hours, ride our bikes pretending they were horses, have our Saturday golf lessons and ultimately spend every waking second together, all the while never getting on each other’s nerves. Even as children we had an unbreakable bond that most people do not find in a lifetime.
As we developed into our teen years we remained as close as could be, as we entered the awkward years that is high school. Where you went, I went and vice versa. Even after I moved to Wisconsin in the middle of our high school career, our friendship remained intact and we would travel hours by plane to visit one each other and pick up exactly where we left off.
We tried living together as we entered our earlier twenties, once I moved back to Phoenix and we soon realized that being the best friends that we were, did not lend it self to also being roommates. And you know what? So what, we had a little blip in the road of our twenty year relationship. That’s what relationships are all about, ebbs and flows.
Crystal, you have always been number one in my book. We have thousands upon thousands of stories, inside jokes and memories to fill the pages of books. I’m inclined to say that there is truly no one more marvelous than you. I am so proud of the beautiful person that you have become, all of the wonderful things you have accomplished and most of all I am joyed to stand before you after all these years and say “congratulations” on marrying your best friend (in male form obviously).
As for Sunny, I don’t have to tell him what a four-leaf clover you are. He knows that you are hard to find and lucky to have. I have known you longer than I haven’t known you. I know that you are as picky as it gets when it comes to gentleman suitors and that Sunny must be pretty special to nab your fancy. I know that the two of you will also fill pages and pages of memories over the years and if anyone is worthy of your companionship, it is Sunny.
I may not have a lifetime of experience being married, as it has only been two years, but I do have a lifetime of experience in an impeccable friendship with you. My advice: always treat each other with respect, first and foremost, listen to one another and most of all, laugh. Laugh at yourselves, laugh at each other and laugh together.
Here’s to a marriage full of love, laughter and forever friendship.
Loving you always,