An Open Letter to My Best Friend

Subject: An Open Letter to My Best Friend
From: Elizabeth Whittemore
Date: 21 Jul 2015

Dear best friend,

I want to start by saying I love you, because I sincerely do. I also want to say that I have no idea where I'm going with this, but I wanted to writes you something.

I know that at 17, we're talking about never having children because we hate the idea of dating a gross high school teenage boy, but at 27, what will we be thinking?

At this point, we are about to be high school seniors and have never dated anyone, except for Netflix, if that counts. However, later in life, if you do find someone, I want you to be the happiest you've ever been. I want him to know that if he ever did anything to hurt you mentally or physically, that you would have the wits to take him down. Because you are an independent woman who can and could make it without him, but chose to have some company.

I hope you never lose your love for baking and for making me peanut butter pies for my birthday.

I hope you always have a cat to make you happy, because maybe you really are meant for each other.

I hope you never lose your love for books ... for words. That you can pick up your favorite books right where you left off last and feel everything you felt the first time you read it. (We all know it's Divergent. And Harry Potter for me.)

Finally, I hope you never forget to feel. I want you to feel love from a man who truly loves you for you. For all of your flaws and crazy, because you are an incredible person. I want you to travel the world and feel everything you've always dreamed of. To walk through the streets of Paris and to get fish and chips on a pier somewhere in London and if and when you do, I hope you think of me ... Not selfishly, but to remind you of the things we said we always said we would do in high school. I hope you get to stand on a beach with your feet in the water thinking about the endless possibilities of life. I hope that God will bless you abundantly. I hope you will get everything you ever dreamed of, because a girl as great as you deserves it.

You deserve every dream you ever had, have, and will have. You have made my life astronomically more beautiful. If we fall out later in life, I'll write you another letter. For now though, let's try not to cry about calc and physics. Let's focus on girl days and books that make us cry and tea parties and never finding a man who can truly appreciate us. But I know you will find someone as perfectly imperfect as you. You were fearfully and wonderfully made.

With all of my love,

Your soulmate best friend.

P.S. I really hope the guy you end up with is a KNOCKOUT. ;)