Today is your day but I too have a reason to celebrate. Today is the day my soul sister, my biggest strength, my shoulder to cry on and my missing piece of the puzzle was brought into this world. Today is your birthday.
Even though I don’t need a special occasion like this to realize that I couldn’t imagine my life without you in it, this is the day in which I simply have to tell you how much you mean to me. And that is exactly why I am writing this birthday letter to you—to wish you all the best and to remind you that I love you, even though I don’t say it as often as I should.
Today is the day in which I think about all of our memories, all the milestones and obstacles we defeated together and all the happy and sad moments we have gone through side by side. I remember our late-night phone calls, all of our drunk parties, all of our serious talks and all the fun we’ve had through the years. I remember the day I met you and the day my life changed for good.
They say that everyone enters our life for a reason. And since I met you, I’ve realized that this was nothing but the truth. Because fate had to have a cause to send you to me when I needed you the most.
From day one, you’ve acted like my big sister and I had no choice but to let you in. You took care of me and you pushed me forward. Before I knew it, you became my biggest source of inspiration and the only person who believed in me, even in the situations when everyone else was ready to give up. The person who saw the good in me when I was at rock bottom and the one who had faith that I was destined for great things.
But at the same time, you were the only one who was always honest with me and the only one who made sure I faced the truth, no matter how harsh it was. The only one who pointed out my mistakes to me and the one who never hesitated to criticize me.
Nevertheless, you never allowed anyone to talk trash me or to diminish me in any way. And that was when I saw that you thought of me as yours and when I realized how much you loved me. That was when I realized how blessed I’ve always been for having you.
From day one, I felt like you were this guardian angel God sent to me. And nothing has changed even now, more than a decade later.
The truth is that you are my soulmate, my partner in crime and my other half. You are the only person in this world who really gets me, the person whose opinion I value the most and the one who can always brighten my day, no matter how crappy it is.
You are one who loves me at my worst and who gives me the strength I need when I am at my weakest. The one who helps me get back up on my feet every time life knocks me down and the one who keeps me glued together every time I think I am about to break.
And that is what real friendship is all about and what shows us who our true friends are. You know, you can party and laugh with almost everyone. But it takes a special someone to cry with.
It takes a special person to see all of your vulnerabilities and never to use them against you. To know all of your deepest and darkest secrets and never to judge you for them.
It takes a special someone to share your misfortunes and to honestly sympathize with your sadness. A special someone to really feel your pain, without ever asking for anything in return.
And you are my special someone. Despite all the boyfriends who have been parts of our lives, you were, are, and always will be my person.
Because you have been the only one who always stood by me, through thick and thin and through good and bad days. The only one who has been giving me her endless support since day one and the only one who never abandoned me.
The only one who was never too busy to listen to my problems and the one who never told me that my concerns were foolish or irrelevant, even when they were. The only one who was always there to wipe my tears away and to put a smile back on my face.
I’ve had other friends in life but you are the only one who stuck around, no matter what. The one who always had my back and who never disappointed me or betrayed me.
Calling you my best friend would be an understatement because to me, you are so much more.
You may not have been born as my sister but that doesn’t mean you are not my family.
Remember the depression, the anxiety, the break-ups, and the family problems I went through?
Well, I am sure I wouldn’t have survived any of these things alone. I always had you holding my hand and telling me that things would find their way of working out. And the truth is that I could never have made it without you.
The truth is that I can’t help but wonder what I’ve done to deserve to have an amazing friend as you. I would never be the person I am today if it wasn’t for you. And that is my biggest blessing and something I’ll be eternally grateful for.
I’ll be eternally grateful for having you and on this special day, I feel this gratitude the most because this is the day in which life sent me the best present ever. The day in which we celebrate you and your existence.
You deserve the world but I’ll wish you nothing less than loads of happiness, love and health. And most of all—I wish for you to always remain this perfect person you are today.
Here is to another year of joy, laughter, new memories and pure happiness. Here is to another year of you being you. Happy birthday, girl. I love you and always will.