I always knew this day would come, but I didn’t expect it to come so soon. Here we are, two 18 year olds enjoying our summer after High School. We’ve grown so close the past few months, we’ve had fun times together and have shared countless laughs. You really bring out the best in me. Now July 25th has rolled around, and it’s time for you to leave. I’m proud of your decision to serve a mission, but I can’t help but feel selfish. I want you here with me. Who knows what changes will come about the next 2 years. When you return home, you’ll be attending college in the same state as me. But I could be a completely different person by then. Who knows what my circumstance will be, maybe I’ll even be married? Oh how I wish that I had the power to control time, to rewind and relive the moments we’ve shared and freeze time so that you never have to leave. But time continues to pass, and our time together is up. I’ll forever treasure the memories we made together and laugh when I remember the fun times we shared. I love you more than life itself and wish you all the luck in the world as you serve the Lord the next two years. You’ll constantly be in my thoughts and prayers. I promise to write often. If paths won’t ever cross again, my heart will grieve but I’ll look back at the path we once trod together and smile. Much of who I am today is because of you.
I’ll miss you, friend.