I just wanted to tell you that I am so glad that we became friends. I do have friends that I could tell anything and not be judged but you are different; you are an exception. You are my sister, maybe not by blood but definitely by destiny. You love me for me, and I love you for you, no bargaining or explanations needed. Thank you for always being close to me even when we are in separate schools and separate stages of life. I know we don’t have the same interests most of the time and maybe we don’t hang out as much anymore. You hang out with your friends & I hang out with my friends but thank you for not letting us be awkward and distant by facts like distance or time or interest. Thank you for never giving up on our friendship, for never shrugging and being like “Things change, people change” and suddenly drifting away. We can go days, weeks, months, & even a year without talking to each other & are still able to be close.
When we do finally see each other again, it’s as if we’ve just seen each other the day before. We all get distant to a certain degree when we make huge transitions but you didn’t let me get very far because you knew what was truly important. You never got mad when I didn’t contact you for weeks because I was too busy being someone’s girlfriend, but you were right there to pick up my heart-splinters when things probably shatter. Thank you for believing in me when I was too weak and exhausted to believe in myself. Thank you for not judging me when I did something really stupid, but also thanks for telling me I was an idiot and probably shouldn’t have done the stupid thing. Thank you for always being honest. Thank you for believing me when everyone was against me. I don’t have to state what that problem was I know you know.
Thank you for judging me at first but also thanks for finally believing in me when things were clear. Thank you for not letting that incident shatter our friendship. Thank you for loving me even though most were not there for me. Let others say what they want to say. You can never please everybody; you just have to prove them wrong by being you. Let your revenge be your sweetest smile and don’t drop to their level to prove your worth. Just bear in mind that we, especially your mom and dad, will always accept you for who you are.
You don’t have to put on a mask for us to appreciate you. We know you are special and how important you are. Always remember, I will always love you no matter what happens. Whatever your family background is, what your past love lives were, no matter who you are and what you become, I’ll always be your sister. I will never leave you, AV Barrios. Thanks for all the great memories, long talks, and laughs. Thanks for being there through my ups and downs. Thanks for being the best friend a girl could have. Thanks for being true, and thanks for being YOU. You are truly the best friend I have ever had.