Happy Birthday Letter to My Best Friend!

Hey you,

So I know this is a bit of a public acknowledgment of your birthday but how are you doing? I hope you’re not too mad at me for this but I wanted to write this to you and ensure you got it ON your birthday.

You’re such an amazing human being in my life and it is so weird to think that we are now seventeen years old rather than just being fourteen when we originally met. Such a weird thought, huh?

We were way different people at the time. We were just beginning to figure things out and we were just so lost.

But of course, time has passed and we have grown into the people we are today. Unfortunately, we haven’t always been friends since we were fourteen.

Things happened and we individually went through a lot of shit. It sometimes saddens me to think that we weren’t together to support each other through those times but I honestly feel like had we been there to support each other, we wouldn’t be who we are today.

This year, at sixteen years old, we became friends again after a really long time apart. We became closer than ever before.

We talked about how I was loosing my best friend very slowly.

We talked about a lot of my failed attempts of relationships.

We supported each other every single time one of got hurt because of some other asshole in our lives.

Over the last couple months, as you have become my absolute best friend. I have realized that neither of us were the same idiotic fourteen year olds we once were and I feel as though you have changed the most out of both of us.

I know you have, actually.

You have become the kindest person I know, you genuinely care about the people who prove themselves to you.

You have been introduced to the world of religion which honestly is what I believed to have changed you so much. You now believe in something that gives you faith.

You know, when I first watched How I Met Your Mother, I thought you were Barney in the series. The broken guy just trying to ignore the pain and maybe it’s partly true but it’s also possible that you’re actually Ted Mosby.

You’re the kind of guy who would steal a blue French horn for someone and yeah, you have some intense moments but if they are special enough, you would steal an entire blue orchestra just for that one special person.

I know that this is a very public birthday wish, I really do but this is so much more than a simple “Happy Birthday.”

I wanted to write this letter so I could announce how I am very loudly so proud of what you have become. You have changed so much and it is these changes that makes me so proud to know that you are my best friend.

We went through a lot of crap together and apart and I have decided recently that I prefer it being together because you’re Ted Mosby and while I am no Robin Scherbatsky, I hope to be someone you deem worthy of going on a long car ride together in 10 years drinking Monsters (Which is, let’s face it, the modern version of Tantrum!) as we drive to some pizza place that should have been condemned years ago.

I know that the person you do end up with is going to be awesome. Somebody capable of getting and keeping your attention, somebody worthy of being your Robin Scherbatsky and hopefully it doesn’t take marrying some chick that while admittedly awesome, is still no Robin.

For all the shitty things that have happened to you, you have grown stronger. You have still smiled through the crazy and you have escaped alive and breathing from the claws of idiotic women.

I know that the wait for your Robin is long and hard but I can promise you something, you’re amazing. You are going to find that Robin Scherbatsky and you’re gonna marry her. While you’re looking, you’re gonna have me listening to your failed attempts and imagining the front porch in twenty years with each of your girlfriends.

Because Ted Mosby, you deserve the world and while you’re at it, can you help me find my Lily Aldrin because I am clearly a shorter version of your Marshall Erikson?

Sorry for making so many How I Met Your Mother references.

Anyways, for being seventeen years old, you have already figured out a lot of things out so I can’t wait to see what happens in the future. I can’t wait to see you excell in your field of Marine Biology and to see all the countries that you visit from your postcards.

Ted Mosby, you’re an amazing person and I am so glad that you are my best friend.

Happy Birthday Kid!

Sabrina Ingram.



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Sabrina Ingram

Hello, my name is Sabrina Ingram. I am the author of The White Butterfly and The Girl in the Cage. You can find me on my website (www.sheswritingmore.com) where I talk about writing, books, personal things, and much more!

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