As the Days Go By: A letter to my best friend

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As the Days Go By: A letter to my best friend

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As the days go by, I see life almost as a blur. It doesn’t seem as though it has been almost four months since the last time I had talked to you. A lot has changed since you went away from here. The town we live in has changed along with the surrounding county. It was almost like you were the glue that held our posse together. Without you our band of darilects falls apart. It’s crazy how one person can make such a great impact on so many people. How the day you went away it didn’t really seem as big as it was. The day you left it didn’t seem real! Jazmen comes over frequently to stay with Hannah, and sometimes she brings Una! She stayed with us for a little over a week while your family had stuff planned for your going away!

It is truly crazy how true the phrase “you never know what you have until it’s gone” is. That phrase is something that really hit me hard after you left. I knew you were my best friend, but at the time the meaning behind that wasn’t as sincere as I thought it was. I knew I could always count on you when I was down in the dumps, but never truly realized how truly selfless you were in that aspect. Every time we would just cruise around or go get food together without the rest of the guys, we would always seem to have the deepest most philosophical talks about life! We always had the same views on almost everything, and if one of us was doing something wrong, we would always correct each other! You are my closest friend. The friend that holds all of my secrets and all of my stories. I can’t think of a single thing that I didn’t tell you. That is the reason why I feel the need to write you this. So there isn’t a single thing that you miss in being away from me and the rest of us! All of us guys miss you greatly! Jake, Gavin, Brock, Reeser, and Blake can’t wait to see you again! We know that for now this is for the best and we have to go on living our lives even if for the moment going forward in life isn’t the easiest thing to do. It seems that as the days go by it gets a little bit easier, but then I will have one of those days where it seems as though I just can’t go forward. I know a lot of people are struggling with the absence of your presence. Some people struggle more than others, but I am trying to look at it with a different perspective! I am trying to see the light in the darker situation I am hoping that not too much will change anymore than it has already.

In life we lose people all of the time. In life I have lost many close people to me, but losing you was one of the harder ones. I never would have guessed I would have to let go of  friendship that for two years I have held so dear to me. The very thought of knowing I was with you a few hours prior rattles my brain. I will forever cherish and hold close the many memories and adventures we shared together. I know that so many people miss you and wish you were here with us. Life is unfair in the way that we lose people we love too soon. I actually changed my baseball number this year to match yours! When I’m on the field, you are there with me. So until I see you again, fly high Auden!

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