11:41 PM

When we first met, we were young. In fact, we were ten years old and still in 5th grade. Little did I know that this girl waving at me from across the street would become my best friend. I had no clue that I would be there for so many important events in her life. Even now I couldn't even guess what the future has for our friendship.

Every time we had a fight, our friendship was just ruined. It was completely over. That's what we always dramatically exclaimed at each other before making up in a few days, or even hours. I don't know about her, but I learned that a friendship is not perfect. You will fight. Over stupid things. You will cry. Probably over even dumber things. But most importantly, people who are meant to be friends will remain friends through every bit of drama that a teenage girl could possibly produce. You will get over your issues and go right back to making memories.

Ashlynn is that friend for me.

When I first met Ashlynn, even as young as we were, I knew how motivated and determined she was. She has wanted to be a nurse since the day I met her, and she is still working towards that dream. She has always been someone who has wanted to help others and improve another person's life. I was there when Ashlynn graduated from high school, and she was there when I graduated. I was two feet away from her when she became engaged to her long-term boyfriend, who soon became her husband. Now, I get to be there for an even bigger milestone in her life.

I will never forget the day that she told me that she was going to have a baby. She called me while I was in class, and I just kept asking her to text it to me. She refused and when I jokingly asked if she was pregnant, she didn't respond. As soon as I got out of class, I called her back. Instead of a "Hello", the first thing she said was "Are you ready to be an aunt?!" At first, I didn't know how to respond to that. After attending her baby shower and seeing how excited she is to meet her little boy, I have an answer.

Yes, Ashlynn. I am ready to be an aunt.

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  1. I have read this multiple times, and it still makes me cry. The last part is what gets to me, I have been so nervous that you're not going to want to be in his life..and now I know you will be. I know we are pretty much living in two separate worlds, but it makes me incredibly happy to know you'll be there.

    1. There's no need to cry! Of course I want to be in Liam's life. We're not living in two separate worlds, we're living in two different worlds. Different doesn't need to be separate. (: