Dear dear friend,

Thank you for remembering that you can call me anytime about anything.

Thank you for gently reminding me of something I forgot to do the day before.

Thank you for asking how I’m doing.

Thank you for not being embarrassed by being seen in public with me when I go a little crazy with purple.

Thank you for giving me the chance to make you laugh or cry for all the right reasons.

Thank you for reading my mind when I’ve closed the book to the rest of the world.

Thank you for listening to my long-winded story about someone else I also care very much about but whom you’ve never met.

Thank you for sharing your deep pain, an episode you know I wish I could erase for you.

Thank you for seeing through my fib when I say, “I’m fine.”

Thank you for accepting those well-worn, but hopeful, words of “It WILL be better tomorrow,” when we both know we have no idea if that really will be the case.

Thank you for the text, call or email when I least expect and needed the most.

Thank you for your honest, “Damn, girl, you got this! Get your shit together!”

Thank you for believing that when I say your secret is safe with me, it really is.

Thank you for knocking on my brain occasionally and saying, “Hellooooo! You’re NOT a bother!!”

Thank you for remembering that when I said I’m here for you 24/7, I mean it.

Thank you for listening to God and His guardian angels when they whisper to you, “That girl needs some earth arms.”

Thank you for finding me on this crowded planet so that we could fulfill our promise in heaven to reconnect on this side.

Thank you for being a dear, dear friend.

Love, Monica

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