New Beginnings, Old Friendships, and Loves that Last Forever


In a few hours, my best friend will put on that big white dress that many little girls dream of, get all dolled up and walk her down the aisle with her father before she joins hands with the man of her dreams. It feels like a story, and to some degree, a bit surreal to me…her wedding day is here. I can still remember back in the day when we would play pretend and imagine what this would be like.

So tonight, before I go to bed, I look back at our friendship, one that has spanned almost all through elementary school all the way to the present, and remember all the fond memories she and I share. From playing cards at the back of the classroom, to making up excuses for one another (oh, wait…it was always um…hehe. nevermind ๐Ÿ˜‰ ), sharing late night talks while on their family vacations that I’d get to be a part of (yes, I was an unofficial daughter of Tito Lino and Tita Nora many times over!), Cookie and I really grew up together in so many ways and I am reminded of how much she has enriched my life in so many ways.

People often say that family and good friends are one’s greatest treasures andย  I would have to agree that yes, many times, this is so true. She is definitely one of those treasures I will always cherish. Although we both will be the first to admit that we have a kind of, for lack of better words, odd friendship, mainly because we are so extremely different, but I think it is that fact that really makes us such good friends. We are so vastly different, that we have very little common friends between us, and even fewer interests that are the same. But for some reason, it works out fine.ย  She once said that we had some kind of cosmic connection between us, that even though we don’t really talk much, or even hang out much (uhย  huh….we’re the type of best friends that don’t hang out and do stuff together much!!!), we just always had a knack of knowing what each other needed or was going through. And the best part about our friendship is we never really needed to be assured of the fact that we WERE best friends, we just knew it and there were no reasons needed or explanations expected, we just knew from way back that our friendship was one for keeps.

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So as she sets off to a new chapter in her life, I whisper a little prayer to the heavens above for a lifetime of happiness she will share with the man she loves.ย  I also say a word of thanks for the friendship that we’ve shared all these years for I have truly been blessed with a best friend who gets me, and believe me when I say, not many people do get me. I truly thank you for that, Sweetie (yes, I call my dearest friends Sweetie, okay ๐Ÿ™‚ ). You are one of those few people who have loved me despite of, in spite of, and because of who I am…quirks, eccentricities, oddities and all ๐Ÿ™‚

To my dearest best friend, and to her wonderful man, I am overwhelmingly happy for you, not just today but for everyday that you have been together and will face from this day forward. You have been through a lot and I know that you have not only managed to make things work, but you have proven to each other and to the rest of us that indeed, love does exist and it knows no bounds, no limits and it never asks any questions.ย  I can’t think of anything else that I can give you or you would need, except perhaps for the promise that no matter what happens, no matter how many new beginnings you face in your journey or slips, slumps and falls you may have along the way,ย  our friendship and the love I have for you will always, always be the same, if not even more.

  • #1
    Posted by zoan on November 5th, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    whew.. congrats to her and to you for keeping that friendship until forever ๐Ÿ™‚

  • #2
    Posted by Your bestfriend on November 21st, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    My dear bestfriend…just now I read your oh so thoughtful message…this pic was ages ago!!! wow…how I remember good ol’ days, can’t help but smile… =) we’ve been in each other’s life as far back as I can remember, you have always been there…and hope I have done the same for you…to many who don’t know us…you and I don’t really get to see each other everyday, but whenever we get a chance, it feels like we just saw each other the day before…I have never considered anybody else as my bestfriend but you…like what you said…cosmic connection! I don’t get to say it, but I say it now..Thank you for being a part of my life…and for being there…always…I can’t wait for the day that it would be my turn to be there when you walk down the aisle with the man of your dreams!!! I love you my dear Ria…I’ll always be here when you need me… mwah!

  • #3
    Posted by yapatoots on November 22nd, 2010 at 12:11 am

    iluvyoutoo sweetie ๐Ÿ™‚

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