An Open Letter to the Girl with the Same Name

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An Open Letter to the Girl with the Same Name

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“A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation, doesn’t always need togetherness. As long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends will never part.”

 

Dear Ashley,

As we both start to grow up, I have realized that sometimes it becomes difficult to get around to seeing you as much as I used to. As we both start to grow up, I have realized that every chance we get to see each other becomes more meaningful each and every time. Most of all, as we both start to grow up, I have realized this friendship is something special that no one could ever take away from us, and I cannot be more blessed than I am to have you as a best friend.

Our friendship started our sophomore year at Lewis Cass when we played basketball together; however, we weren’t as close of friends as we have become. We would get so close, then we would fall apart. We would text everyday, then text once a week. We were acting as if we could only be friends during the season until we finally connected one night after practice. Ever since sophomore year, you have represented the sister I have never had. I remember we would always go to ‘Taco Tuesdays’ at Los Primos, dress like idiots for the basketball games, have late night trips to McDonald’s just for sweet tea and cookies, and rewatch One Tree Hill over and over together; however, these events started to happen less as we approached our halfway mark of sophomore year. I remember it as if it were yesterday: the day you moved to Maconaquah. I was so upset when you actually made the move. I had lost my friend that I walked to class with everyday. I had lost my friend that hung out with me everyday after school. Most of all, I had lost my friend that would walk across the stage side by side as we graduated, and that hurt me more than you know. I always knew that we would still be the best of friends, but I didn’t know if we would ever be as close as we were, but I was definitely wrong.

When you moved to Maconaquah, we made a pact that we would try our hardest to see each other as much as we could which we did. We hung out more than we did while you were at Cass, and I think that happened because we took our friendship for granted. We always knew we’d see each other at school so if we couldn’t hang out, it was never a big deal until that wasn’t the case anymore. We made time for each other. We saw each other almost every weekend.  We even FaceTimed when we had a ton of drama to tell one another. We were the dream team, and we still are to this day. Life has been one heck of a rollercoaster lately, but we still always remember that even if the world turns on one another, we would still have each other no matter what. Yes, we may not talk on an everyday basis, hangout as much as we would like to, or even go on adventurous trips the same as we used to do; however, that doesn’t define our friendship as dull or boring. It makes our friendship strong. It makes our friendship unique. It makes our friendship one to cherish even when we go our separate ways.

Ashley, I know we don’t get to spend every second of everyday together because of our crazy lives, but I hope you realize how much you mean to me. You are the girl who will help me through any situation no matter what. You are the girl that is just as dumb as I am when it comes to common sense. You are the girl that is just like me, and I cannot thank you enough for everything. You have helped me through many hardships which means more to me than you will ever know. Thank you for being my go to person still to this day. I know that times will get harder because of graduation and college, but I want you to know that nobody will ever replace you. You are truly one of a kind. I wouldn’t want to share my name with anyone else but you. I love you and I can’t wait to make many more memories with you, buddy.

Sincerely,

Your Crazy Best Friend

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