To the Friend Who I'll Grow Old With

I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff. – Jon Katz

Friends are nice to each other, but true friends are total assholes to each other.

Mean comments are always displays of affection because we’ve already been through all the stages of friendship: from the first stage - the ‘nice phase’ where we only complimented each other and there was no teasing, to the phase where you’re testing how weird you can be with each other and being self-conscious about how many texts you can send without looking crazy, to finally the stage where you will text each other 40 times in a row and feel no shame, "hey you bitch f*cking answer me!”

I’ll remember everything.

That time you tripped outside the club, those embarrassing guys we dated who we thought were so cool, all the times when you told me exactly what I needed to hear to move on, feel better and stop self-deprecating. I’ll remember when anything went good in my life, you were right there beside me, almost happier than I was, celebrating accomplishments big and small. That meant the world to me.

For every mean thing we joke about, we have ten more nice things to say about each other (mostly behind each other’s backs 'cause we’re too sarcastic to admit to each other).

My life would suck without you.

Sorry, but when you get married, I ain’t going anywhere. We’re a package deal. Also, like, I’ll probably outlive your husband so when we've grown old together, I’ll move in and we can drink daily and complain about our new younger boyfriends.

I know I joke around a lot, but the truth is, my life would suck without you. Who else can I talk about literally anything with? Your crazy sense of humor brings out the absolute weirdness side of me, and I love it. You just get me, you’re my shield from stupid and really pretentious people (90 percent of our human population) - we’ll always mess with them with our inside jokes, and that gets me through life.

I never want to know life without you.

Who else can make me feel that even though I’m so strong, It’s okay to fall into someone’s arms sometimes without the fear of being vulnerable. You taught me how to not give a shit about what anyone thinks, be my own Trap Queen, get fly on my own time, hey, wassup, hello to my damn self.

You don’t make me feel broken, you make everything feel right, like everything is going to be okay, and somehow all those things I hate about myself add up to be something better than perfect by your side.

I know I’ll grow old with you, and I’ll love you forever. Just shut up about it, okay?

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