We all have those people in our lives that we wish we could do more than just say “thank you” to because they mean that much to us. I wish there was more that I could do to show my best friend just how thankful I am for her, especially today, on her eighteenth birthday. I am more thankful for you than you even know Ally, but a simple “thank you” will have to suffice for now.
Thank you for loving me at my best.
You are there to cheer me on at every victory and successes that life brings me, and I am so lucky to have you as my biggest cheerleader and fan.
Thank you for loving me at my worst.
You know me enough by now to know that I am not the easiest person to deal with. I have my moments, I have my meltdowns, I have my freak outs, yet somehow you still love me. Thank you for your patience because I know that it can be hard.
Thank you for loving me when we lived two hours apart.
Everyone doubted that our friendship would last when I moved to Norman to start college and you stayed in Broken Arrow to finish high school for two whole years. But guess what? We made it. It was not always easy, but luckily we both put in the time and effort to make a long distance friendship work (aka face timing five times a day).
Thank you for pushing me to be the best version of myself.
You never let me give up and you never let me settle. You truly want the best for me and I cannot even tell you how much that means to me. You always push me to be the best version of myself and I am so thankful for that.
Thank you for loving food as much as I do.
Chips and queso? Chick-fil-a? Sushi? Thanks for making me fat dude (haha just kidding).
Thank you for taking the time to know the real me.
It is not easy for me to let my walls down and let people see the real me, but somehow you managed to make me feel comfortable with you. Thank you for never giving up on me.
Thank you for loving my family like they are yours.
I cannot even begin to describe how much this means to me. You know what you have done for my family, and I will never be able to thank you enough for that. My family loves you like crazy, and it is good to know that you love them just as much.
Thank you for being my ‘boyfriend’ when I am single.
No prom date? No problem! You were a way better prom date than any boy could be anyways.
Thank you for trusting me enough to let me into your family’s life.
I absolutely adore your big family and I am so thankful that you let me into their lives. We both love our families more than anything, so I know how it is a big deal to let an outsider in like that. But you and your family embraced me with open arms and I could not be happier.
Thank you for binge watching crime shows on Netflix with me.
I do not even want the public to know how many hours we have spent watching Netflix, but at least I know that you will not judge me for my bad habits.
Thank you for laughing with me.
Whether it is laughing with me or at me (Scholtzky’s LOL), I love that we can have fun together and just laugh. I do not think we can go a day without laughing when we are together, which is my favorite.
Thank you for crying with me.
The best part is that you do not just laugh with me, but you cry with me too. You are there for the raw moments where sometimes all we can do is cry. It means a lot that you are there at all times.
Thank you for the back road jam sessions.
There is nothing better than scream singing trap music with you down the good ole back roads of Coweta, OK (and hitting a pothole or two).
Thank you for being you.
This one is hard to describe, but just thank you for being you, Al. I have never met anyone like you and I am so lucky to have you.
Thank you for never leaving me.
It is easy for people to leave, but it is hard for people to stay. You have stayed through it all, and I know for a fact that you will never leave me. You are stuck with me for good.
Thank you for being my beauty expert.
I can always count on you to fix my hair, do my makeup and tell me what to wear. Thank goodness I have you as my beauty expert (now go kill that state board test!).
Thank you for being a light in my life.
I am so lucky to have a best friend who loves Jesus with all of her heart, soul and mind. You are such a light in my life Ally and I am so thankful to have a friendship that is rooted in the Lord.
Thank you for being my best friend.
I could not live life without you, pal. I could not imagine my life without you as my best friend. God knew I needed you, and I am forever thankful that he sent you my way. I love you!
Happy 18th Birthday, Ally!