You are so incredibly special to me. I remember our first date in 2016, we ate fudge stickles all night long and you took the ugliest photos of me and insisted they were beautiful. We watched Rick and Morty and laughed for hours. I felt so comfortable with you immediately. I knew we would be in each other’s lives for a long time.
I’m so thankful we remained friends over the years even living in different cities. You’d always make time for me and ask how I was, what I was up to and told me to tell you more about my life.
You made me feel seen and loved.
You would always give me advice and listen to my stupid problems. You had the best sense of humor and the biggest heart. You were so photogenic when you’d make goofy faces. Your smile was contagious and you could always cheer me up when I was down. I’m so glad you kept growing your hair out, I told you that you could rock it.
You are so handsome, funny, wildly intelligent, kind, selfless, empathetic, caring, sweet, memorable and adventurous.
I’m so sorry I never called you. You told me for weeks to call so we could catch up sometime and I just never made the time. I thought texting was good enough. My chest aches and my heart is heavy knowing you’re gone.
I know you loved nature and the earth. I would plant a sequoia for you, but there’s no room in my yard.. so I’m going to take care of my bougainvillea in honor of you. I also drew a picture of you because you’d always tell me how much you love my art.
I want you to know that you are loved and I will cherish our friendship forever. I feel honored that I got to know you. I will never forget you Maddy.