Close, Yet Far Away
June 3, 2020
Alexandra Wade

This is an ode to those friends that never let distance come between your relationships. These are the friends that don’t take offense if we don’t talk every day like we used to. The ones who understand that schedules get hectic and times changed. They are the ones who support us and our decisions from afar, even if it means being far away from them. These are the friends that are rooting for us and want to see us succeed, and encourage us to follow our dreams.

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Thank you for letting us have our time to grow and evolve. Thank you for letting us know that you are there for us no matter what and that we can rely on you always. Thank you for being our safe place, our shelter, when our world is shaky and stormy. You prove to me that the distance doesn’t matter as long as the love is there. You make us feel loved even when you’re not physically around us, and we can’t thank you enough for that.

Thank you for not letting distance come between us; for proving to us that we chose wisely. Time and time again you show up for us, for loving all versions of us. Thank you for making us feel accepted, understood, and seen. Thank you for not giving us a hard time, for also knowing that no matter what, we too are here for you always. Distance is hard, but you make it easier. You make it worthwhile because coming back to you is a feeling that cannot be put into words. Thank you for your loyalty. Thank you for your love. Thank you for reserving a place in your heart for us. While distance is a temporary thing, you are forever. Thank you for helping us feel calmer about the future knowing that you will be in it. You’re the roots that keep us grounded, secure, and safe. Thank you for it all.

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