Friday, September 6, 2013

My best friend

Not everyone has a best friend like mine. Excuse me while a brag for a little bit.. But trust me, you would too! 

Being on the opposite side of the world from your best friend isn't easy.  After about 3 months of me being over here, Kristen and I started discussing when her visit was going to be.  Finally we decided on a month and then shortly after we decided on some dates.  12 WHOLE DAYS!  We were so excited and quickly began planning her few weeks in Europe.  Shortly after realizing that that wasn't enough time, Kristen started thinking and planning and VERY quickly turned her thoughts into actions (as she always does) and changed her flight from July 6th to August 20th. From 2 weeks to 2 months! I was absolutely elated that I was going to have my best friend by my side in my city exploring, traveling, living, and being with me.  I don't know many people that take of 2 entire months of work to do this.  Actually I don't know anyone who would do this.  This is only one small reason she is my best friend.  

Throughout our seven years of knowing each other we have had our ups and our downs and our can't-leave-each-other's-side moments as well as our don't-talk-for-a-few-weeks moments but through everything I can safely say Kristen has been (and will continue to be) more than a best friend to me.. She is my soul sister, my other half, my twin, and the best partner in crime I could EVER ask for :)

She has taught me so much about myself and who I am.  She tells me when I am being vulnerable and silly, when I need to change something about my actions or how I allow other people's actions to affect me, when I am being annoying and stubborn, and most importantly she has been there for me through absolutely everything.  

Not only did she come to Europe and live and play with me for 2 whole months but while she was here she gave me my early birthday present-- a flight to France for us to go together to spend 5 relaxing days just being our annoying twin selfs :) 

As you have probably already realized by now; Kristen is one of the most generous people on this earth.  I can't begin to explain the long list of other things she has done for me and for many others.  

As if this wasn't enough she actually chose Europe to be the place where she spent her 24th birthday with me, as it was the first one in 4 years she has gotten to spend not behind a bar bartending in Sturgis, South Dakota.  

I am so thankful for Kristen and am so happy we have had these past few months to explore the world and make a million more memories in different countries & cities together.  

I will end with a small note that Kristen wrote in my phone for me to find on her birthday as we were getting all of our things together to leave our hotel in Florence.  It is one of the nicest things someone has written for me and I never want to forget it so I figured here would be the perfect place to save it :) 
Love you twin!

Jamie Beth smells! 
I just wanted to write you a little note and say I love you soooo much and let you know how appreciative I am to have a best friend like you. I am more than beyond thankful to have you with me today for our 2nd kristen bday in a row together! I never want to be farther than a few miles from you and when we are side by side the feeling of fulfillment and that all is right is indescribable. 
I know how lucky I am to have such an incredible person who is not only thoughtful and kind, but trustworthy and intelligent. Someone who I can share anything in the world with, someone who understands me completely, listens when I cry, deals with me when I have princess syndrome, and TEACHES me sooo much about not only myself but the world around me. Someone who is constantly contributing to my growth in life. 
You are literally my soul sister, and having you is the best birthday present I could ever receive in life. (Besides a q-tip) I love you so much! Always and forever and ever and ever until our next life where I will love you unimaginably more. (Not sure how its possible as of now) 
Thank you for being my best friend.
Love, twin - sissy - seeeester - twinsickle - twiniesha - twinniefour - twincess - twinderella - twinnie the pooh - twinyouknowtherest 
πŸ’ πŸ‘―πŸ‘ΈπŸ’—

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