Saturday, October 08, 2011

My Dear Friend, Rachel

So, tomorrow afternoon I have to take Rachel back to the airport so she can fly home to Arizona. I can't tell you how much I want her to stay here. I've only been living in New York for a little over 5 months, and it's hard. It's hard missing everyone everyday and holding it together. Sometimes, I just get so sad because all I want to do is just sit next to my brother and have a conversation with him, or curl up on the couch with my mom and watch a movie- but I can't. Having Rachel here, in my world, has been a true blessing for me. It has helped me lift my head a bit and soldier on for a bit longer. I know, sad story. But this isn't about me.
This girl here, she gets it. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to share the many values and virtues that we do. She knows what makes a friend, and what doesn't. I laugh twice as much when I am around her and vice versa, so it's just a crazy circle of laughter and it is fantastic.

I am very sad to say goodbye to this friend of mine. I hope, perhaps we will have more time together in the future because, let's face it, we are fun! I love her madly and I am so very lucky to have her in my life. Thank you, Rachel, for taking some of your own time and money to come visit me and make me laugh again.
You rock.

1 comment:

Brooke said...

I remember what it felt like....being away from everyone and everything you knew/loved for the first time. I was 19 when I moved away too (but not married yet....) It is HARD. Keep your head up- one day you will realize- hey, this isn't as hard as it used to be. Sadly, the only thing that makes it get easier is time- and that's the hardest part too.

Good friends are priceless. Love you, and I'm so glad you got a visit from a friend- precious memories.