Letter to my Favorite

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Letter to my Favorite

I’ve decided to start a letter series again. This time, I want to write to all the people who have had a significant impact on my life. I want to honor all the connections I’ve made with some pretty amazing people who have helped shape who I am. Call it a practice of gratitude.

With that being said, I’m starting with my favorite person ever:

Dear J.,

We’ve been friends for seven years now. During that time, your presence in my life has not always been consistent, but it’s definitely been significant. 

You’ve become the voice inside my head.

You are straight-forward and wise. You stick up for yourself, for your beliefs, and for everyone and everything you love. You are the light in my world when everything is dark. You are every loving cliche ever written, in fact.

And I owe my life to you.

I can’t even begin to list the ways in which you’ve shaped it. You have helped me to find myself, become myself, embrace myself, and love myself more than anyone else in this world. Because of you, I have finally learned how to stand on my own side.

In the years we’ve known each other, you have brought the most smiles to my face. You light up my world with your presence, your laughter, and your amazing smile. In high school, I told you the feeling I get when I’m around you is an indescribable bliss. And it’s still true today. Your energy is absolutely bright, enlightening, and contagious, and I absolutely love the time we spend together.

Whenever I’m in a difficult situation, or sometimes when I find myself speaking, it’s your voice I hear. It’s your voice that gives me the solution. Your voice that speaks nothing except the truth, even when it’s not what anyone wants to hear. As my best friend, you believe I don’t deserve anything less, and because of that I’ve learned to believe it too.

I know I’ll be standing with you on your wedding day when the rest of the world finally decides that you deserve love announced on a sheet of paper too. I’ll proudly be the surrogate mother for your future children, knowing they couldn’t ask for a better father than you.

I don’t know where the future will take us, but I hope we’ll be in it together because I can’t imagine a life without you. And no matter what, I hope you know how much you mean to me. I know I do a piss-poor job of showing it sometimes. I’m moody and slightly anti-social, and the older I get the more of my father’s personality I seem to adopt (which is probably terrifying for you, I’m sorry). But I still love you most, even when it doesn’t seem like it.

You are my favorite person, after all. 

With love always,


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