Sometimes, I can’t believe that you’re not a part of my life anymore. 

We were attached at the hip growing up. We shared every detail of our lives with one another. And, now I can’t even remember the last time I saw you. 

It happened gradually. Having common interests became less and less common for us. We became more and more detached as our paths went in different directions.

We weren’t able to grow up without growing apart.

And, while that sometimes really bothers me, I have been able to make my peace with it.

But I hope you know that I still look back at the times we had together and smile.

My childhood stories all have you in them, and when I tell them, I still appreciate the role you played in my memories.

I still care about you and hope that you get everything you want out of life. 

I am quietly rooting for you from the sidelines. I love seeing updates about you on your social media pages. I love seeing some of the things you used to dream about becoming a reality. I hope that it’s every bit as rewarding as you always felt it would be when we were kids.

I am still here for you if you ever need someone to talk to. 

Time will never change what we had. It doesn’t matter how long it’s been since we’ve talked. If you pick up that phone, I will be on the other end whenever you need me. No questions asked.

I still hold your secrets in my heart. 

No matter what happens with us, those are things I will carry with me forever and guard with my life. We poured our hearts out to each other.

And, I respect what we had enough to never divulge those secrets from all of those late night talks to anyone.

I still cherish the relationship we had, but I also understand that we are different people now. 

At first, I thought that we had somehow failed as friends. I wondered why we couldn’t make it through the growing pains. But, sometimes people just map out extremely different paths for their lives and just aren’t compatible in the same way anymore. 

Life gets too busy and some relationships inevitably get lost in the shuffle. Even the ones you never thought would.

It doesn’t mean that we failed. It just means that our friendship burned bright and eventually had to fade. We were able to move forward with our lives with some great memories.

And, I know that if I ever run into you somewhere, we will be able to talk without any resentment.

Because while we may not be a part of each other’s present, we sure did have an incredible past together, and I’ll always be grateful for that. 

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