How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning ~
(just a quick fyi, that poem was used in a platonic way xD)
How can I properly say how much this girl means to me? I can't. And what I'm going to say is what all of her friends feel. She is such a blessing to us (and I am deliberately not using her name).
Rewind to about a year ago. I barely knew this amazing person. I remember popping into my latin class for orientation and recognizing her name and being, "I kinda know her".
A year later, this beautiful person is one of my closest friends in the world. And it did begin with a little conversation here and there. Which became even longer conversations (followed by a geometry-book-burning-ceremony *coughs*). And I care about her soooo much. Everyone who knows her does.
At the beginning of this year (and still a bit now), I've been having some emotional issues. I remember just posting something asking for some prayers because I was going through some things and she private chatted me in less than 10 minutes asking if I was okay.
And she wouldn't let me take the blame. She told me that what I was feeling was okay and just listened to me rant. And if I ever said something that even hinted slightly that I was feeling down she asked me if I was okay.
I. . .
You guys don't know how much that means to me.
Not to detract from the main purpose of this post, but for you to somewhat know how much this small act means to me you have to know that I'm the type of person who would rather say she was okay than go into detail.
This beautiful, beautiful person wouldn't lay off until I told her what I was feeling, and I've needed this person in my life for such a long time. She came into my life at the perfect moment, when I began struggling emotionally with some things.
My heart also went through a little stint a while ago, and you probably saw this coming, but this amazing girl also helped me. I had been cooping up my emotions and was getting really upset until I offhand asked for prayers. I didn't expect anyone to say anything to me privately but she did. And she helped me talk through my emotions.
You guys don't even know what an amazing person she is.
She's so beautiful.
And not just on the outside
But especially on the inside.
The only downside to our friendship is that we are separated by many, many miles. I feel like people don't talk about the heartache between long-distance friendships. And I know many people who know what I'm talking.
So this was an appreciation post to one of my very best friends. All her friends know why I'm posting this today, and she will remain anonymous unless she wants to comment.
I just want to tell you that I love you so very much, and honestly, my life would be so much darker without you and all of our ridiculous antics.
Dove you <333