Sweet Soul Sister:

You are strong. You are beautiful. You are loved. You are intelligent. You are worth it. You are my person, my anchor when the storms hit shore, my sweet pea. You are, in every sense of the word, my soulmate and best friend.

I love you when you can’t love yourself, and even when I can’t love myself. I love you just as much when you’re needy, when you’re manic, when you’re emotional, when you’re having a bad day as I love you when you’re celebrating a win, when you’re feelin’ yourself, when you’re over the moon happy. I love you through the good, the bad and all the ugly that both of our mental illnesses throw at us.

I want to say I hope you never question that but I know we both do of each other because that’s what our mental illnesses do to us. Force us to question the obvious and make us doubt everything.

I may not tell you enough how much I value your friendship, how important you are to me, and I can get distant on my bad days but without you I’d be lost. The bad days come and go, and I may get distant or more reclusive sometimes but it’s NEVER you. And I know I need to reassure you of that 101 times so I’ll keep trying but I know deep down you understand it’s my illness. So, here’s a love note to put a little pep in your step, and make our husbands and your family question our friendship even more. It wouldn’t be a normal weekend if we weren’t questioned at least once! I love you to the moon and beyond, and without you I’d be lost.

By Sharilynn Makes