I think it's pretty cool that I didn't have to look for a best friend for life. I was forced to have one...and, when we were little, it felt about as negative as that statement sounded. You can't tell from these photos, but we didn't always get along. I even threw a shoe at her once (that's actually the only bad thing I ever, ever, ever did to her, right Beth?). Through the tears and screams of the younger years and middle school, we didn't always show each other the most love. But, by the time high school hit the both of us, a forever-friendship had formed.
Maybe it was the looming fact that I was moving away for college? Maybe we realized that we had so much more in common than we thought? Maybe it was just one of the many wonderful things about becoming grown-ups? Whatever it was, I'm glad our forced-friendship finally became a real, true, lovely one in the last decade.
I know I can always depend on her to shutout the world with me and watch Friends or New Girl, no matter how many times we've seen the episodes. She's a pretty cool girl and I'm so proud of the grown-up she has become (and all the awesome work she does for The Boys + Girls' Club). I love you, Beth. So glad I got to be your big sister.