Dear Lizzypie (Elizabeth Moore), How've you been? Fine I suppose?
You always were. That's what I had always loved most about you. Your ability to never let anyone get in the way of your happiness, and your pursuit for it.
What've you been up to lately?Are you still a swimmer? Do you still paint on starry nights such as this one to clear your head and gain a fresher perspective on life? I believe you still do.
(Don't tell anyone about this or I'll seriously deny it. I mean it Liz.) Sometimes I like to imagine-and no, for once this has nothing to do with Channing Tatum. I tightly close my eyes and imagine what you're probably up to these days.
For some reason, whenever I do this, you always end up as a renowned swimmer or prestigious artist.
You always had the potential Liz, you still do. I just hope you take my word for it, and go shoot for the stars. You deserve it.
And now, with that being said: Liz, I miss you. So so much. Utterly and wholeheartedly. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't feel your absence. After all, you're my best friend. Always have been, always will be.
But for some reason, I can't shake the feeling that it was for the best. For both of us. A once in a lifetime opportunity to grow and learn to cope without the presence of the other, something that would never have been possible had we stuck together.
Lizzy...there's so much I have to tell you. Since your absence, I've been able to become a stronger person, both physically and mentally, and it's all thanks to you.
When you were here, I became so comfortable with the way things were, I never tried to go beyond what was to what could be. And I think that was the problem.
I became so accustomed to you always being my savior, that I failed to realize that I could just save myself. The only knight in shining armour that I needed in my life was myself, and I'm sorry that it took you leaving for me to realize.
My only regret is that you didn't get to see the phenomenal woman I turned out to be. I took charge of my life, got over the boredom I felt without you, and made a lot of changes within myself.
Do you recall that little ice cream shack next to the karaoke bar on 4th that I always wanted to work at? Well, I don't mean to brag, but you're talking to the new executive manager in charge.
I also finally managed to muster up the courage to do most of the things on my bucket list before I go back of for college, and it's once again, all thanks to you.
Hey Liz, remember little Jace Harrison from down the street that I had a crush on? Well, he's not so little anymore. I took your advice and finally decided to ask out.
Turns out he felt the same way as I did, but was too afraid to say anything. We don't go to the same college, but we try our best to make it work.
I love him, Liz, I really do. Now that I have him, I don't know what I'd do without him. You know I'm not one to throw around the L word unless I really mean it, and this as sincere as I can get.
He's helped me so much these past few months. Especially when it came to getting over your leaving.
I'll admit, when you first left, I was many things. I was angry, I was sad, but above all, I was a mess. A hot, unadulterated mess. I couldn't function without you.
Those months were hell. Absolute torture. But I promise you, I'm fine now. I swear.
And Lizzy? Don't worry, I'll be just fine. I've made it this far down the line without you by my side, so I think I can manage.
Now don't you dare go crying on me. You know I hate when you do that. Makes me feel all sad, and mushy inside
Either that our the forever imprinted image of your crying face that resembles a dying walrus has finally gotten to me. (P.s. for your laughing pleasure. You're absolutely beautiful whether happy or sad. Never let anyone tell you different Lizbear.)
Now onto more serious things. I love you Lizzy, never forget that. I'll never forget our times together, whether good or bad. I'll always cherish them closely to this bottomless black hole I call a heart (remember my emo poem phase? Yikes.)
No matter what, you'll always be my Lizzypie, and I, your quirky and lovable Emmybear (how unoriginal). Forever and always.
And Liz? You have to absolutely promise you'll come visit me sometimes. It gets right boring around here sometimes. Plus, no one seems to get my lame jokes like you do.
If you don't, I guess I'll just have to come and kidnap you. I think that 'incident' in sixth grade should convince you of just how serious I am. I will do it Liz, you know I will. If nothing else, I'm determined. Something you always admired in me.
In closing, I love you Liz, don't become a stranger. Laters baby (Fifty shades reference. The cringe, right?)
But for real this time, bye Liz.
Forever and always, Emma