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Thank You To The Friends Who Are Still There For Us No Matter How Long It’s Been Since We Last Spoke

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Katie Treadway

I know we don’t talk nearly as often as we should or we’d like to but just like we never wanted to believe – life happened. Life got in the way of our everyday lunch routine and took over our weeknight hangs and lazy Sundays filled with nothing but Netflix. Life got in the way of spending the whole day gossiping and spending every free second we had together.

The phone calls went from daily to weekly to monthly. The texting died down from constant updates to minimal conversations about missing each other and wanting to spend time together. All our fears about losing constant connection came into play and made us swallow our words that we’d never let it happen.

Life has a way of turning us into the people we swore we’d never be and has us doing the things we never wanted. I guess that’s all part of growing up.

But at the end of the day I know I can always count on you to be there and you can always count on me.

I’ll be there through the hard times that you just need to vent, I’ll be there through the times when you get your heart broken, I’ll be there to congratulate you when you celebrate a big accomplishment – even if it’s not in person. I’ll still be there with you like you’ve always been there for me.

I’ll FaceTime you when I’m laying in my bed on the weekend just to catch up, I’ll call you on long road trips just to say hi, I’ll send you postcards when I’m traveling. I’ll do all that I can to make the distance and time apart seem as minimal as possible between us.

I wish we could all be together all the time like we had for so many years but I know that life gets in the way of those hopes.

So thank you for loving me and supporting me along the way. Thank you for all those nights we spent laughing until we cried. Thank you for the moments I can’t even put into words that no one else would understand how much they meant to us. Thank you for always reminiscing with me in order to not let those old memories die. Thank you for listening to me when I need an ear and calming me down when I feel like my head is going to explode.

Thank you for being there through the good and the bad; the times I didn’t think I could possibly pick myself up without you. Thank you for helping me through tough decisions and telling me the truth when I don’t want to hear it. Thank you for pushing me and challenging me because you know I could do better. Thank you for allowing me to share the things that are closest to my heart without any judgment.

Thank you for being the best friends I could ask for. Thank you for still being there after all this time, after all those missed calls and random text messages. Thank you for loving me unconditionally no matter how far apart we might be because distance doesn’t matter in a friendship like ours – near or far you’re always in my heart.

And thank you for still loving me no matter how long it’s been since we last talked because I find comfort in the fact that I can pick up the phone to call and you’ll still be there. Thank you because I really don’t know where I’d be without you here. TC mark

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