A Truly Special and Hilarious Individual

I’ve wanted to write this dedication for a little while now and I feel that today is the day that it needs to be done.  This is a person who I’ve known all their lives (as they’re a few years younger than me) and over that time, he has become a brother.  He is genuinely one of my favourite people.

Of course, our relationship is not perfect and we’ve had our share of arguments, but we’ve always managed to remain friends in spite of it all.  He drives me crazy at times and he can infuriate me, especially when he doesn’t use the amazing potential I know he has, but he never, ever fails to make me smile.

He is  actually one of the funniest people you will ever meet, with an abundance of foolish jokes and ridiculous catchphrases.  He always seems to come up with something new that has me cracking up for a long time.  I think that any one would find him amusing.

His personality is truly special and he has a lot of love to give, especially to those that he has grown up with.  I know that he is going to do really good things some day, because he is so much smarter than he lets on.

So many of my favourite memories include him and I don’t think a month goes by when I haven’t reminisced about something he did and said, which made me laugh.  We’ve celebrated a number of our birthdays together, I’ve enjoyed pizza nights at his house and we’ve had crazy journeys home.

I will never forget him getting a man to dance with him at the bus station and his misery over staying out for my 20th birthday – although he committed to taking photos, the poor thing fell asleep on the bus.

I could probably write a whole series of blogs based on things my brother has said and done, times spent at each other’s houses and just the many memories we’ve shared together.  When I say he is a special person, I definitely mean it.  I have a lot of time for him, because I see the person that so many other don’t see, which is part of the reason why I love him so, so much.

One of the friendliest people you will ever meet

As my friends from church and I spent time together in a large group for the first time in ages, I got to thinking about one of the people who was missing, because she had already returned to university up north.  It feels like we haven’t seen each other for almost a year and I think that it has been far too long.

Time goes by, people get older and as you get busier, you see less and less of the ones you love, which can be quite depressing and a little upsetting at times.  It makes me feel slightly sad inside as I think about how long I haven’t seen my friend for.  There was a time when we were the best of friends and I would see her like everyday, because we attended the same school as well as the same church.

We’d spend lunch and break times talking about random stuff, while also having meaningful conversations.  She’d thread my eyebrows, and it seems that she was only person who was able to get my troubled eyebrows into matching shapes.  We’d go shopping together, along with my sister, and I’ll never forget her persuading me to buy boyfriend jeans or advising me on the right pair of trainers.

Our friendship could be quite tumultuous at times, but we could always rely on each other to be honest with the other.  In fact, there were times when we could be frankly honest with one another, but that was okay, because of the nature of our relationship.  That type of honesty is a rarity and I think it was what made our friendship so special.

It was really sad when her and her family moved house, because we had become so used to living in walking distance from one another.  A lot of time was spent at each other’s houses and she is probably the only friend who has come with us to our grandparents’ house on a Friday night.

You know that I love being around weird people, and she is one of the weirdest people I know.  Her personality is definitely one in a million and the random things she comes out with are hilarious.  Sometimes all you can do is sit there and say, “I can’t believe you just said that”.

She always forgets birthdays, but she makes a great effort to try to remember  and she is actually getting so much better now.  She was one of the people who made my 18th birthday so special and I will always be grateful to her for that.  She is incredibly awkward, but she will be there for you when you’re down and she is one of the friendliest people you will ever meet.  Everyone loves her and so do I, because she is one of the best people to know.

A Lovely Heart Beneath a Rough Exterior

As it was her birthday yesterday, I think that it is only right to dedicate this post to my best friend.  I have written about my best friend a number of times, but it doesn’t hurt to write about her again.

Funnily enough, just like the two individuals I have written about previously, our relationship had a rocky start.  There were a number of occasions when we did not see eye to eye and there was a time when I never thought that we could be friends again, but things change and people change.

Like I will tell anyone, my best friend is not the nicest of people, but she has come incredibly far over the years.  I have seen her grow more than anyone I know and underneath the rough exterior, she has a lovely heart.  Not everyone gets to see it, but she has one of the most amazing personalities.

I will never stop saying that she is fiercely loyal and she knows just how to have me in fits of laughter.  Everytime we meet up is hilarious and boy talk with her is always entertaining.  She has the most interesting opinions and unique view on the world.

Although the two of us are very different people, there is no one I would rather call my best friend and you know what, there is no one else that I can imagine being my best friend.  In spite of our initial hardships, I feel like I have been blessed with a friend like her in my life and I know that she will stay in my life forever.  She will be a bridesmaid at her wedding and she has made it clear that I will be the godmother of her child.

I’ve said it before and I will say it again, anyone would be lucky to have a best friend like mine.  Words cannot express how much I love her.