You're my best friend. You've seen me at my worst, know my bad habits, know things I've never told anyone.
Yet, you still accept me, flaws and all. Just like I've seen your flaws and still accept you.
We're so much alike, but different at the same time. You kinda balance me, I think. Not to mention you get my stupid nerd jokes...
You inspire & motivate me to be a better person; to shoot for my dreams. I can't really explain why, but you do.
It makes me smile knowing that 800 miles hasn't done anything to break our friendship, even though I do miss you terribly.
Your friendship is one of my most cherished treasures, after all.
You're one of my top priorities. Your health and happiness are imperative to me, whether you're with me or not...
...and I trust you with my life.
I'm not sure what all I've said in my sleep or while drunk, but yes, I'll admit it. I love you. I have for quite a while now... just figured today would be a good day to finally fess up to it. Honestly, your friendship is enough for me, so don't get weirded out. The only thing it's changed on my part is taking a silent vow of celibacy when you left and letting my hair grow, haha. You're my closest friend and I'd never do anything to jeopardize that ^_^ Happy Valentine's Day, Derek.