My dearest Halfy,
I can’t help but laugh as I sit here and think about our friendship, and all the things we’ve been through. As we both remember, we weren’t very fond of each other when we first met, but thanks to some persuasion from Aunty Buna and the life of Daniel Carter, we became friends.
Weekends in between Lovoni, Tamavua and Wailoku quickly turned into sleepovers, bus rides, and missing flip-flops (along with A LOT of other things in between). Two girls from different family backgrounds and dynamics, our friendship challenged most, including our parents. But as you should for anything good, we fought for our friendship. When we were both told that we should stop hanging out, we still found a way to talk and meet (even if it was for half an hour), and eventually, everyone realised that this friendship wasn’t going to end anytime soon.
It’s now been a good 10 years, and I don’t know what I would’ve done if we never became friends. You’ve been there for me regardless of the weather, time or distance, and always know when to encourage or scold me. You have been consistent in your friendship, and that’s something I am always grateful for.
Thank you for letting your home, be my home. Thank you for sharing your family with me, and allowing me to be a part of it. Thank you for always being honest with me, and forcing me to acknowledge the truth. Thank you for always awakening the out-of-the-belly crazy laughter within me, and thank you for always drying my tears.
I’m so proud of how far we’ve come, but I know the best is yet to happen – here’s to the next 10 years!
Love you always,