I am so excited for you as you turn twenty-one! There is so much adventure and beauty ahead of you and I’ll always be there for you as your partner in crime, support system, therapist, and best friend. You are generous, brilliant, and funny, and you are without a doubt one of the finest people I know. I’m the luckiest gal in the world to have you as my best friend. We met in retail and as we stocked shelves on opposite sides of the store, we looked over at one another, standing on the top of two ladders, singing country songs to each other. We’re legitimately the same person and I love our memories and our friendship. I cannot thank you enough for being there for me through all of my adventures and life moments! You stood by my side and held my hand while I gave birth to my baby boy, Greyson…if that isn’t the definition of a best friend, I don’t know what is.
There was never a question in my mind that you were going to be my Man of Honor and I couldn’t tie the knot without you beside me. Thank you for helping me with details, keeping me sane, and for being there for me as I fell in love with my wedding dress. Whether we’re driving home from a night out (I’ll save those scandalous details for another time…lol) or having a bougie lunch at a gorgeous restaurant, I live for our moments. If you killed someone and needed me to help you dispose of the evidence, I’d be there in a heartbeat, with a shovel, of course, black heels and black gloves. I got you, boo. If you needed someone to lie for you and create an elaborate story, I’m your girl (duh, I’m a writer). I’ll always bring the alcohol if you bring the bad decisions. We’re the definition of partners in crime and we’re #friendshipgoals. If you ever needed a place to live, wherever I am is your home, too. You’re a huge part of me and the person I am. You know better than most that I went through a lot in my past and you were one of the first people who marked the start to my new chapter.
If I could give you any advice for your twenty-first year, it would be to enjoy each moment, even the trying ones. Work and goals are important, but as you get older you’ll realize that you’ll never look back and say “I wish I worked more”, but you could look back and wish you did more for you. As a mama and a fiancé, I can tell you that work and money isn’t everything and partying fades into simple moments spent with your loved ones. Always take time for yourself and don’t stress too much, because before you know it you’ll be in a completely different chapter. Your twenties are amazing, but they’re also complicated. You will change, grow, and learn. You will one day look back and realize you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be…trust. If you ever doubt yourself I will be here to remind you of how strong and resilient you are. If you need a moment away from the craziness of life I’m here to distract you. I’m wishing you the happiest of birthdays and a year filled with self-discovery and positive vibes. Remember, it all goes by in the blink of an eye, but every moment is valuable. I can’t wait to eat, drink, and be MARRIED. Xo
I love you 💙