I’m excited to write this post because you and I are so similar that it scares me sometimes; ranging from our upbringing, to our personalities, to the love that we both share with those around us.
There’s a reason why your nickname is Peanut Butter to our friend group –
You are the sticky factor that we all need and want in order to stay close and grow with one another.
We met in the early stages of high school, when we were both at the age of fifteen. It was one sunny (at least that’s how I’m picturing it in my head) day after school, and I was walking to VSCHS with another friend (that I will speak about in my mini appreciation series) for chamber orchestra. We will name this individual Silly – at this time, you and Silly were acquaintances since the two of you shared mutual friends. While we were on our way walking to school, we bumped into you! From that day, my life was changed because I gained a friend who has stayed in my life since our first encounter. I am indebted to you in that way, because you have never left my side. We continued the rest of high school together, and we did the first half of college in that same way. Together. To this day, we will get through life always because I know that you can and will be there for me in all times of my life, and I will do the same for you.
I hope you know how much you mean to me. Never do I want our friendship to deteriorate, because you are such a beautiful human being, and I believe you know this.
At some point in the past couple of weeks, I lost sight of who I truly am. Time and time again, though, you are always there to guide me, but you never try to pry. You always listen to me and you always have my best interests at heart. I’ll be honest and say that sometimes it was hard for me to listen to you because I didn’t want to hear what you had to say, because of the mere fact that I was so blinded by my pain. In a sense, I was a monster since I allowed myself to be selfish in these vulnerable moments. So, here I am publicly announcing that I am sorry. Thank you for being the peanut butter that I need in my life which allows me to keep myself composed, and to be reminded of who I truly am; be reminded of what I stand for and how far I have come.
There is so much for us both to explore and discover in the world, and I’m so glad that I have you by my side to continue to go on said adventures. You are extremely selfless in the way that you always put others’ needs before your own. That is my favorite quality about you! And I guess I enjoy your dorky dabbin’ in the car while you drive and sing, simultaneously. He he he he ho ho ho.
Keeping this one short and simple because I think (at least I hope) you know who you are to me, and the role you play in my life. Thank you always for helping me get through this crazy thing we call life.
I love you.
B. T. B.