A Letter To My Best Friend

Dear Best Friend,

You have been there for me since the day I was born. You have loved me, taken care of me, guided me, and made me into the young woman I am today. Since the day I was born you have cheered me on, been my number one fan, and held my hand every step of the way. You are my rock, my inspiration, my motivation, my best friend, my confidant, my shoulder to cry on, my person to lean on, my biggest supporter, my hand to hold, but most of all and most importantly, you’ve been my mom.

I wish I could fully put into words the love I feel for you but I can’t. No amount of words will ever be enough. My grip on you is so tight, leaving next year is the scariest thing in the world, and I’m not sure that I’m ever going to be ready to say “See you later”. I haven’t ever spent more than a month without you and to think that soon I’ll be 1,000 miles away is so scary. You are the first person I call when anything happens in my life, exciting, sad, weird, scary, you name it, I tell you. I’m sure you’ll be annoyed with the million texts, 30 phone calls, and 15 FaceTime calls I’m going to try to have with you every day. You’re probably going to have to block me for a few days.

I don’t know who I would be if I didn’t have you. You are the most hardworking, caring, giving, woman I know. I take it for granted. I can’t thank you enough for making me fried eggs, getting my ice cream, doing my laundry when I don’t want to, rubbing every inch of my body after a long week of dance, taking care of me when I’m sick – no matter how annoying my whining is. I can’t thank you enough for the hard work and dedication you give me. I don’t deserve it most days, but it never stops.

When I grow up I want to be in the Air Force. I want to be a teacher. I want to change the lives of children. I want to instill something in someone. I want to mean something. I want to be someone. But most of all, I want to be like you. If I become half the woman you are today, I would be one lucky girl. My kids would – hopefully – have a wonderful mother because if I’m half the mom you are, I’m set for life.

Thank you for being both parents sometimes, for being my loudest cheerleader, for never stopping the flow of support and love. I will never get over the light in your eyes when I do something to make you proud. I hope that as I grow, that light never goes away.

Thank you for never giving up on me. For understanding that somedays, I can’t get out of bed. For loving me unconditionally while I learn to do the same. For giving me advice through all my relationships. For letting me vent when you have work to do. For never getting tired of my hugs and my stupid jokes. For the kisses and the holding hands, for the nights I can’t do anything anymore. Thank you for being by my side, for spoiling me, for being my best friend.

I hope I make you proud. That’s all I could ever want.

I love you to the mood and back mom nicole.

You’re the greatest in the world.


With all the love in my body,

You’re favorite child

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