To My College Roommate on Her Wedding Day

Whitney, 

Saturday is your Wedding Day. It’s a day every girl dreams of her entire life; it’s a day I’ve watched you plan every detail of for over a year now. I am so thankful I was given the chance to live with you for 2 years during college, and I am so thankful I get to stand beside you on your big day. 

I sit here and reminisce on our lifelong friendship, and I can’t help but to remember the times we spent laughing, crying, venting, but most of all, the time we spent growing closer. We sat and talked about life in 3 different apartments in those 2 years that seemed to pass by too fast. As Saturday quickly approaches, I realize our friendship will change even more than it already has, but how could it not? Just know I am happy for you as you start the journey to the rest of your life. There’s just a few things I want you to know.

1. Take it all in and just breathe. Saturday is going to be one of the happiest days of your life. It’s going to be a day filled with lots of make-up, hairspray, pictures, flowers, but most of all, joy. I hope your big day is everything you want and more.

2. Even though it will be a day filled with laughter, smiles, and joy, it’s okay to feel a little sad. As many of your closest families members enter the room where you’ll be getting ready, I’m sure you will have an overwhelming sense of sadness. I’m more than sure some tears will be shed as you think of your Poppy who isn’t here to see you, but just know he’s watching over you and smiling because you look so beautiful. It’s okay to cry Saturday because things are changing, but just know we all love you so much. 

3. Don’t forget to look back and remember your big day. As the life you and Luke live together pans out, don’t forget to reminisce on what that big day held for both of you. I’m sure he will have some stories to tell about the day long adventure all of those boys had. And I’m also sure you will have some stories to tell about what us girls did. But as you’re looking back on your wedding day, smile and laugh about it. It’s one of the happiest days you will spend together. 

4. It’s all about you. It’s easy to get caught up in the stress this day holds, but in the end, it’s all about you and Luke. All of your family and friends are there to celebrate your life and your love together. 

For now, just relax and try not to stress. Saturday is closer than we think. I can’t wait to see all of your hard work and planning pay off to become your very own Disney fairytale. I can’t wait to stand by your side. 

Here’s to your forever love!

I love you, 

Demi

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To My Guy Best Friend

Many people will tell you that it is impossible to have a completely platonic relationship with someone of the opposite sex if both of you are heterosexual. I’ve had people tell me it’s not possible many times, and those people normally refuse to believe anything different when I tell them I have my very own guy best friend. Don’t get me wrong here, having my group of girls is nice, but having a guy best friend lets me escape from all the girly things. Having a guy best friend isn’t something every girl gets to experience, but I am thankful I am one of the girls that do. 

Thank you for always being there no matter what time it is. Sometimes it feels like my world is falling apart, but you’re always there to remind me how far I’ve come, as well as how far I have left to go. I can always count on you to be awake when my anxiety is kicking in, and I just can’t sleep. 

Thank you for always being there with open arms and laughter. I talk to you every single day, and the conversation never gets dull. Laughter is the best medicine, and I couldn’t thank you enough for the amount of laughter you have put into my life. 

Thank you for always asking me for my advice when your life takes a turn you didn’t expect. Even though I know you’re going to do whatever your heart desires, I am more than willing to help you anyway. 
Thank you for your great taste in music. I never actually knew there was another person in this world who could sing every lyric to every Eric Church song until I met you. 

Thank you for your positivity and the push you gave me to get out of my comfort zone. Everyday I watch you step a little more out of your comfort zone, and I watch society get a little more uneasy about it. I wouldn’t have made that first step, or continued walking forward without looking back, without your unending support, positivity, and passion to do what you love. 

Thank you for proving good guys do exist. Many girls go their entire life without knowing how they should be treated. I can say I know what a “good guy” should be because I’ve watched you treat the woman you love like a queen. I can also thank you for the willingness to take care of anyone who doesn’t treat me like a queen. 

Thank you for promising to save me from loneliness and being willing to marry me if we both end up alone at 30. Also, thank you for not sharing all of those embarrassing pictures you have of me. It’s probably only because you know it will cause me to be alone at 30, then you will have to marry me. 

Thank you for always being willing to have ice cream with me even if it’s not our cheat day. Thank you for justifying our walk around Nashville as cardio just so we didn’t have to go to the gym that day. Thank you for always being down for an adventure or pizza… or both. 

Thank you for just being in my life to help guide me the best way you know how. You are truly an inspiration, and having you as a friend means I will never believe I am not enough. 

I am thankful for this sarcastic, supportive, adventurous, and loving friendship. I am thankful to call you my best guy friend. It means so much to know you will forever be just a phone call or text away. 

Your Best Friend (or maybe second best😉),

Chels

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