Dear Sash Sister,
I hope your doing well!
I feel like it’s been so long since we last saw each other! I have missed you and the time we spent together. A year goes by so fast but every adventure over the year wouldn’t be the same for me without you there, along for the ride. From one destination to the next, luncheons to late night talks, posed photo’s to silly faces and miles upon miles, we shared so many smiles, laughs and maybe even a few tears. We grew together over the year supporting, challenging and encouraging one another to be the best versions of ourselves and to remember the bigger picture when things got tough.
I remember all of the times laughing so hard our guts hurt, we started to wheeze and clap our hands like seals all because of one phrase or joke that would last throughout the rest of the year as OUR inside joke. I remember all of the hugs when it had been too long between appearances and we finally were reunited and “it felt so good”. I remember miscommunications leading to silly disputes and periods of silence between us. I remember walking the many, many circles in warm up just chatting and laughing and checking out a cowboy or two. I remember staying out too late staring at the stars talking about what we wanted in life and what was next after our year. I remember the dances that always ended in stepped on toes and wall flower dance moves (because Shake and Bake isn’t just for dinner). It’s hard to forget all of those good times!
I didn’t believe I would meet friends like you and I didn’t believe that this really would be so life changing. But it really has been! Because of my time with you my self confidence has grown. I have found my voice. I have learned a new perspective. I have tried things I normally would have passed by. I have experienced life to the fullest because you said, “Come on! Let’s Go!”. I have been to places I never would have dreamed of because of your crazy ideas!
I know we haven’t talked much and it’s hard to keep in touch now that we are out in the wide open world but I want you to know I am creepy stalking you on Facebook and Instagram, I’m loving your photo’s and posts, I’m praying for you in good times and bad, I’m your biggest fan from afar and want nothing but the best for you. I want you to know that I love you and think of you often. I want you to know that I am always here for you when your in my neck of the woods and need a couch to crash on. I want you to know I am always down to grab a late dinner, an early coffee, watch your next run when I can, watch you marry the love of your life (we all knew he wasn’t your cousin) (see there’s another inside joke), be there when you’re brining a mini-you into the world, be there when you need me most because we are sisters!
When our predecessors said “This is going to be the best year of your life!,” we all know we didn’t totally believe them. But looking back it really was the best time of our lives! Nothing can replace the year we had together! Now we just sit back and reminisce on the good old days. To quote the song “Good Old Days” by Macklemore
“I wish somebody would have told me babe, Some day, these will be the good old days…
Someday soon, your whole life’s gonna change, You’ll miss the magic of these good old days.”
Your Sash Sister