A Letter to my Engaged Friend

It’s not every day that one of your best friends in the whole world decides to get married but when that day comes there are a billion emotions that run through your veins. One of my closest friends in the whole world, namely Kaveri, has decided to tie the knot and since I’m not sure I’m going to be able to give a speech, I’ve decided to write it all down.

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Kaveri,

I don’t even know where to begin. We’ve been friends for more than two years now, but we have memories worth a lifetime. Two years ago, in the darkest of my times you suggested I should crash in your hostel room instead of going home to an empty flat every day. And boy, am I happy I listened to you. From that day forward, we’ve had the ride of our lives together. Let me not leave out Aastha. Together, we made somewhat of a team; the three musketeers. A unit so close, people were scared to approach it.

We’ve had the craziest times together. Who can forget all the random shit we did every night? We watched Friends, we laughed at the randomest things, we danced at the weirdest of songs and I think it’s safe to say if it wasn’t for you, my college experience would have been left incomplete.

Yes, we’ve had our problems, which great friends don’t? But the best part was we all never gave up. It’s easy to form a friendship, keeping it at bay is the difficult part. How many fights (angry ones and passive aggressive ones) have we had? We’ve laughed together, cried separately and loved each other infinitely. And that’s all that matters to me. I knew you would get married soon, we’ve all known that for a while now, but now that it’s happening I really can’t believe it. Seeing you get engaged was probably the hardest thing I’ve had to do in a while because you’re no longer just Kaveri. The time we spent together will never come back because now you will be someone’s wife, a part of a different unit altogether. While I’ve never been so happy for anyone in all my time on Earth, I’ve also never felt so utterly devastated. Words could never express the feeling, no matter how much I try.

If I had to go on about why I love you I would run out of space, but I’m going to try. Your stories. God, am I going to miss them. No one can take an event and map it out in the most entertaining manner the way you can. Our gossip sessions (from the first day 3 years ago) have been epic. I can always be my unfiltered, childish self around you and I know your reaction will always be laughter, not judgemental stares. Our billion amazing times together that I’m too lazy to elaborate on were some of the best times I’ve ever had.

You know, we always knew that after college, we would drift apart. Logistics are against us and we’ve known it from day one. Different cities, varying jobs, the time we give our life partners and a new life. All I hope and pray for is that we’re always around for the big moments. The weddings, the birth of kids, the master’s course we worked so hard to get into, the awesome job promotion, and so many more to come; those are the moments we HAVE to be there for each other. Get it? Good. Now don’t you ever forget it. We may not talk for months but when something happens we should be on the top of the list. And lastly, I wish you the best life a girl could ask for, the most understanding and loving partner you could dream off and a little bit of time you can give to me when I need it!

Love always,

Ashni

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