Dear Vanessa,

The bus. The rambunctious elementary students, talking endlessly, then there was you.

I don’t even know how we started a conversation, just three people(my sister is included in this) all socially awkward.

Conversation. We learned we were neighbors. Passing of a sticky note from a cross the seat, a number. Playing with baking soda and vinegar. There’s still a dead spot on our grass. Me having water come out of my nose. The pure joy of friendship.

Throughout my life I’ve always hoped for a friend just as great as you. Transitions are hard, so when I moved into this town it was nerve wracking, but you changed that. I don’t know how we got so lucky to have such a great friend, but it happened and I’m glad it did.

Having someone to understand you and always be there for you is something I’m so grateful for. I could never imagine my life without you.

The experiences and the bond we have. The countless sleepovers. Brianna and I helping decorate your Christmas tree. You coming over for dinner and birthday parties. Our endless trips to your barn. Petting the goats.

Your always there to support me or Brianna. Late night talks about life, helping me with anxiety and depression and my crap lungs. You’re always there when we’re admitted, bringing candy and laughs. Walking endlessly around the hospital for a couple hours, probably being a bit to loud for being in a hospital.

The way your always there for me. Your family and your like my non biological older sister. From your sarcasm and jokes, to heartfelt memories.

For the five years I’ve known you I’ve learned a lot from you.

First of all I know what different horse stuff is. Not a lot, just more.

Sarcasm is the best way to fix a bad situation.

There’s always a time for that’s what she said jokes.

You can never have just one golf cart in a golf course. How about three?

Just know I am so grateful for this friendship between us and it’s always great to have a friend you know will always be there for you.


Happy 5 years of stupidity and sarcasm.


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