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I want to be a little different today and write a letter to my favorite person in the world. I’m not going to mention their name, but it may end up being obvious who I’m talking about. This person has been the ultimate advice giver to me. They have been my constant rock, and have never been slow to tell me exactly how it is. So here goes.

 

Dear you know who you are,

First can I just say thank you. You have no idea the amount of love I have for you. I can’t imagine what growing up without you would have been like. You’ve been a presence in my life from the day I was born.

Your house has always been a safe place for me. I’ve never slept better than the nights I’ve been in your spare bedroom. I’ve never felt calmer than the mornings you’ve come in to wake me up asking me what I want for breakfast. Sometimes I’ve never felt more annoyed knowing that the advice you were giving me was right, and I was just too stubborn to accept it.

I’ve always made it one of my priorities to come and see you as much as I possibly could. Seeing everyone else get older and making less of an effort to stop by your house really bothered me. When I got my license I was so excited because it meant I could see you whenever I wanted. I think I’ve done a pretty good job of visiting you as much as I could—although lately I need to do a better job.

I know you’ve been through a lot in your life and I’m thankful that somehow we all came to end up here because of it. I still don’t know how you do it, but you always know what to say when I come to you with a problem. You’ve never failed to make me feel even a little bit better. You’ve also never failed at telling me the truth, regardless of how hard it was for me to hear.

My ultimate goal is to make you proud. You have been there through all of the big ideas I’ve had for my life, and you never seemed doubtful when I changed my mind repeatedly. Your steadiness has always been something I’ve strived to have for myself. I know what yours has done for me, and I hope that I can do that for other people someday.

If I had to choose one thing I was most excited for in the future, it would be to take you somewhere. I’ve always said that one day I was going to make sure you were able to go somewhere in this world that you’ve always wanted to. I promise you that no matter what, I will make that happen. I know it probably isn’t that important to you, but it’s the least I could do for you, given all you’ve done for me.

You are my favorite person in the entire world, and I will always be there for you; just like I know you will always be there for me. You always worry that a call or text from you will put a stop to my day and you are always afraid to ask me for help if you need something, thinking you’re a bother—please stop thinking that way. I will do anything for you. I don’t care what I’m doing, if you need something, I will be there… Always.

I remember being a little kid, always wanting to come over to your house. In my head it was this magical place that I could go and get away from all the bad in the world. I still think of your house that way. I pretty much think of any place that you are present in as a magical place, extinct of all evil.

Every time I start singing a song in the car, or randomly blurt it out in the living room—you always start dancing to what I’m singing. I think it’s probably just one of those little things that you do without even realizing it, but it means so much more to me than you know. It may sound stupid, but the memories I have of those moments are things that I will cherish forever. You and I have a lot of little things that won’t make sense to anyone else. I’m thankful for that too.

I know that this is probably going to make you cry—I’m sorry haha. This also doesn’t come anywhere close to being enough of a thank you. I just want you to know how much I appreciate you. I will never take the positive impact you have on my life for granted.

If you didn’t get it by now, the main point of this was that I’m thankful for YOU. I’m so, so, so, so, thankful for you. I’m so lucky to have you. And I’m so happy we have the relationship that we do. I wish I could do more than just tell you how much you mean to me in 900 words, and I know this will still mean so much to you… But you deserve so much more.

I love you soooooooooo much! HUGS!!!!!!!!!!

-Kelsi

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