As I sit here writing this letter to you there are tears running down my face. I cannot believe that you are no longer here. I cannot believe that I will never hear your voice again. I cannot believe that I lost my best friend today.
I wanted to write you a letter to tell you how much I love you, but I do not even know where to start. This has to be one of the hardest things that I have had to go through. I guess I will start with... I love you. You have been my best friend for a very long time and we have so many amazing memories from over the years.
1999 last year of high school: We were sitting outside out art class talking about tattoos and piercing. I said that I would never get anything pierced and you said you would never get a tattoo. Fast-forward 10 years, you have two half sleeves and your back tattooed and I had my belly pierced (took out 1 week after I got it done.) I did however; have my nose pierced for few years.
The time you fell with your blue jacket on: I think this would only be funny to us, but man, it was FUNNY! You had one of those puffy coats on and your hands were in the pockets. We were coming out of the store when you fell down. I looked at you on the ground and started to laugh because you never took your hands out of the pockets to break your fall. Lu, you know I would never laugh if you were hurt ;)
Your mean cat: That cat you had in high school (cannot remember her name. Fluffy?) She was the meanest cat in the whole world and only liked you. She would always attack me whenever I was at your house. I would make you keep her out of your room at night because I was so afraid to fall asleep with her in the room.
That little voice: Whenever I was feeling down or whenever you wanted to make me laugh you would talk to me in the crazy voice you made up. I should not say crazy because it was cute. It reminded me of Bobby from Bobby's World. You would call me up and say "Hello Bibianna"
Do not get hurt in San Francisco: You came to visit me in San Francisco a few years ago and you got hurt the first night here. We were out at a bar drinking with my boyfriend (at the time) and his friends just having a good time. We walked to the bar because I live only a few blocks away. I am not sure whose idea it was to do this (I bet mine,) but we decided to jump over some planters. We got to one planter and I said, “I bet you can’t jump over that one” and you said “ha! Just give me a running start” You jumped over the planter and hurt your ankle and you still thought it was a good idea to run the rest of the way to my house. The next morning you woke and your ankle was very bruised and we had to go to urgent care because you could not walk. As we were waiting to see the doctor, you told me that one of your students told you right before you left not to get hurt on vacation and I sent you back home with crutches. Once we got back, to my house, you could not find your shoe and I had to go all the way back to the hospital to get your shoe because you left it there. For the rest of your trip we had to stay inside my house and watch movies.
Is that Celine Dion: One Christmas when we were in high school my sister-in-law got me Celine Dion’s new CD (for the record I have no idea why she thought I would like it.) I came to pick you up at your cousins house (I think) and you get in the car and said “is that Celine Dion?” and started laughing at me. To this day I swear that I did not want that CD and you swear that I was singing along . Oh! You took that CD out and put in one of our favorites at the time a Bob Marley CD.
Oh, Sport: OMG! Remember the first time you drove my car (a CRX) that we called SPORT? You still lived across the street from my school, you asked me for a ride somewhere, and I said “yes as long as you drive”. I however forgot to tell you that I did not have power steering , when you went to go turn you could not and drove up the curb. We both looked at each other and started laughing. I hated driving my car, and I would always make you drive and even park my car for me at school.
I love you with all that I am and I know you felt the same about me. I miss you already, Lu.