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  • Today is my best friend’s birthday. It is the day we celebrate her life on this Earth. A day filled with joy, normally accompanied by cake, balloons, booze and laughter. And it is today that I wish to express my love and gratitude for the amazing role this special someone plays in my life.

    The role of BFFs is probably one of the hardest to fill. It requires a lot of browsing, nights out, nights in, worst days ever and best days ever in order to select THE one person you finally proudly call your Best Friend Forever.

    Mine was no different. We met on a job a few years ago which required us to live together on a ship with nowhere to run for six whole months. Great way to test your possible BFFs. Those 6 months saw the best and the worst of all of us. Lots of drinking, partying as well as a lot of hard work. We all secretly hated our boss and it was her who was not scared to stand up to her with me. When her relationship was crumbling I was there to tell her she could do better. And when my relationship was thrown overboard with all my dignity, she was there to dress me in my PJ’s when I ended up unconscious for the first time by drinking my sorrows away.

    Back in the real world we called each other every day and worked hard at sorting each other’s problems out. And after she went away for almost a whole year and we rarely spoke, our reunion was almost casual. As for us, it was like we’d never been apart.

    We chat until late, or until someone says ‘shut up, i need to sleep’. She has seen me happy, sad, tired, hyper, angry, deluded, wrong, in love, broken hearted, sick and broke. She has seen me succeed and she has seen me fail. She’s seen me cheat, be the favorite, be right, She has hated me, loved me, got angry with me. She has told me what I wanted to hear, what I needed to hear and most importantly, the things I could not bear hearing.

    She is the one that cried with me when my only nephew was born. And when I lost the love of my life. She has agreed with me when I thought I was right and disagreed with me when she thought I was wrong. But no matter what the situation is, I have absolutely no doubt that she has my best interest at heart. I know deep in my heart that she’ll that she’ll always have my back. And no matter where life takes us we will always be only one wonderful memory away.

    She has filled all the roles possible. The one of parent, sister, employer, student, mentor, boyfriend and friend. And for that she deserves her own unique role. Tested and fail proof, I can now call her my BFF.

    But who are we kidding?? We are no longer teenagers. BFF is totally not good enough!
    So, after conferring with her of course, we’ve decided to become Partners For Life!

    Happy Birthday Friend.
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