Dear Friend (I won’t use your name but you know who you are)
I just wanted to take a moment and tell you how special you are. I’ve thanked you before for all you’ve done but I wanted to put it out there for the world to see.
We met many years ago, and I have to say I was warned watch out for her she’s bee-atch, and can be very mean if you cross her. How wrong they were, we clicked. You’re a smart ass like me. You only demand of others what you demand of yourself, I’m like that too. I looked forward to seeing you and hearing your funny stories and you always asked about me and things in my life.
Lets talk about your generosity which I wish I could shout to the world for all to hear. My daughter never wanted for clothes, from babyhood to teen thanks to your generosity with hand me downs, if you want to call them that, many were like new, I’m not one of those people who has problems with used clothing, I believe in getting all you can from products. When we both went our own ways in business, you were still there supporting my decision and even getting me involved in a new ventures. You’ve always thought of me first when you needed something and I always appreciated that. Then tragedy struck my family, my husband was diagnosed with lung cancer and my children were very young. You were always checking on me.
Lets talk about the thing you did that was so very special to me and I will never be able to ever give back what you did for me and my family. When my husband was towards the end of his fight you decided my kids would have the very best Christmas ever. You told me don’t worry about buying gifts for the kids, I wasn’t comfortable with that but you were so insistent, you know how you are. Little did I know how big that gift was, we met for coffee and you told me how much fun you and your daughter had buying presents. Then when we walked out to put the gifts in my car, shock, I barely had room for all the gifts you had already wrapped for the kids. This was huge-I wanted to ball like a baby, even know I get tears in my eyes. That Christmas was so special in so many ways but the look on my kids faces and my husbands when they saw under the tree(and spread out far beyond) the gifts from Santa it was priceless. That was the best gift I’ve ever received hands down.
I will never be able to thank you for all you’ve done but I thought I’d put it down for all to read how very special you are. You continue to be a source of friendship, strength and all that I want to be. I love you dear friend and am eternally grateful.
Dear Friend, a letter to someone special