This letter is to thank you for the beautiful friendship that I share with you. Year after year, our friendship blossoms, irrespective of the distance and the challenges we face in our lives. You have been there for me when I was being difficult, stubborn, rude, pig-headed and downright unfriendly. You straighten my head whenever it begins to shake. Thank you.
This letter should have been easy to write but it wasn’t. How do I begin to talk about someone who is one of the most amazing people I know? How do you begin to appreciate a friend in the truest sense of the word? A guy whose heart is big enough to chastise and comfort you, sometimes at the same? That’s who you are to me, Shafe. You are the personification of the words ‘open heart’.
Thank you for the wonderful person that you are. Thank you for being there. Thank you for giving me the confidence to wake you up from sleep at 2am or interrupt you in the middle of a hectic work day knowing that you would never turn me away. Thank you for re-defining friendship to me. Thanks for your listening ear and timely advice. Thanks for analyzing those confusing moments for me and letting me know that you’d never let me go through them alone. Thanks for standing by me and believing in me even when I didn’t believe in myself.
On the morning of your birthday, I prayed long and hard for you. Though this letter comes a bit late, its words are sincere. May your life be filled with as much happiness as your heart can hold. Happy birthday to the bestest friend in the world. I pray for strength and wisdom to be as good a friend as you have been to me. God bless you, Wasiu Adekunle Shafe!!!
Eseosa Princess Ogbeide.