(Dedicated to my sweet friends who have been there for me more than anyone, Rachael and Madison)
To the man who decides to marry my best friend:
Know that you are the luckiest man alive. I’ve seen her highs as well as her lows. I’ve seen her fall in love with guys that took advantage of how big her heart is and how much she would do for them. I pray you show appreciation for how much energy she is going to spend trying to be the best wife she could possibly be. She’s a good Christian girl who loves our Lord & Savior above all things, but she loves her trap music and thinking she knows how to rap. She’s so funny–and honestly her laugh is even funnier. She’s very fun and adventurous–always keep her that way. When she’s happy, she dances. A lot. So if you keep her dancing all your life, I applaud you. She laughs when she cries because she knows she looks silly, so laugh with her and be sure you are her shoulder to cry on. I am going to be in your life a lot, she is my best friend and when we need to rant about how our husbands watch too much SportsCenter, you best believe I’ll be there. I wouldn’t be surprised if we are next door neighbors, actually. I pray you never have any doubt in your mind she is the one for you, as well as I pray the same thing for her. She is not very needy, and doesn’t need to be spoiled with gifts… your time, effort, and attention will make her the happiest woman alive. She is totally Miss Independent, so she is going to do what makes her the happiest-let her. It will always come back in your favor. She does not understand the word ‘no’ and will pout when she is told it. If her eyebrows are raised after an argument, you better either apologize or run… I learned this the hard way. I have seen her cry over too many guys that she was way too good for… I pray I never have to threaten you like I threatened them. She is going to be the best mom ever… I learned this the hard way as well (thank you, college). She has a heart of pure gold, that’s why I consider her my best friend. I hope to be standing there next to her when you two become one, and get to watch your lives begin together. Lastly, I just wanted to say thank you for being the person I told her about after every heartbreak, after every dumb boy who never called back, after every guy missed his opportunity to end up as you. I knew you would be out there. And congratulations, you could not find a better woman to spend the rest of your life with. Cheers.