She’s been there for everything. She was there with ice cream when you got dumped. She was there with champagne when you got that job you fought so hard for. She was even there with ginger ale and her van when you got the flu and just could not do the morning school run. She answers the phone in the middle of the day and night, ready to talk out anything.
You have a shorthand for everything and sometimes all you have to do is look at her and she can tell what you’re thinking. She knows who your celebrity crush is and she doesn’t judge you for it. She’s told you the truth about every dress you’ve ever tried on in her presence and she reminds you that when it doesn’t look great, the problem is the dress, not you. She encourages you to be your best every day. And you do all of this for her too, because you love her like family—family you picked. She’s your best friend, and your life would be lacking without her.
When we were kids, we used to declare someone our best friend by making a friendship bracelet from string or, if we were really lucky, with necklaces shaped like two halves of a heart that said “Best Friends” when you fit them together. Life has changed a bit since those days, but isn’t the sentiment still the same? Having a best friend like yours is something worth celebrating, worth declaring. Let her know that the friendship you share is important to you, just like when you were little. Pairing charm bracelets with the Best Friends charm will show her just how you feel. She remembers those necklaces too… and she feels the same about you.