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To The Guy Who Showed Me The Truest Meaning Of Love And Friendship

Illustration by Ibrahim Resnelli

Illustration by Ibrahim Resnelli

You are everybody’s ideal man, campus crush, dream guy but for me you are the guy who I was so irritated with. I am annoyed with your presence that I don’t want to see you. But who would have thought that the man whom I’ve tried to ignore all the time will be the same man who can capture me. The man who can make my heart skip a beat. The man who can effortlessly make me smile. The man I didn’t see coming and now didn’t imagine leaving.

Illustration by Ibrahim Resnelli

Illustration by Ibrahim Resnelli

Everything was unexpected. From being strangers to classmates then eventually became friends. We are not like those typical friends that talk serious matters face to face instead we exchange conversations thru social media to talk about them. What we usually do when we’re together is to laugh and teased each other about different matters. That makes our friendship different from others.

With that, I didn’t saw myself falling for you. I didn’t notice that each day you are becoming one of the reasons why I am smiling. That each day I am starting to like you. Yes, we are just friends but you never failed to show what real love was. Love is not only about romantic feelings. It can be felt even on simple friendship.

Even if you already knew that I was into you, nothing had change instead we’ve became closer. You manage to stay. You never left my side. You became my comfort zone. My crying shoulder.

But time flies so fast, next year you will graduate and face another chapter in your life. I would just like to thank you for everything. For helping me to pick up myself when I was broken. For giving me strength when I am at my weakest. For leading me again to my path when I was lost. For praying for me when I need more God’s grace. For wiping my tears and putting a smile on my face when I was hurt. For staying by my side when I felt so alone. And for showing me the truest meaning of love and friendship.

Illustration by Ibrahim Resnelli

Illustration by Ibrahim Resnelli

We may not march hand in hand and receive our Diplomas together. But soon we will both achieve our dreams and make our families proud. I will fulfill my promise as you fulfill yours.

As I end this, I just want you to know that I am so proud of you. That I am beyond blessed to have you. That whatever happens. Wherever you go. I will always be here. I will never get tired of supporting you. – catch the magic.

Written by Ana Jeanelli Garcia