But here is why I choose the one above:
- This is one of my favorite pictures ever of me and a friend :)
- Ali (the chick I am kissing), has recently moved away, so I miss her.
- This best friend was also a roommate of mine for 2 years.
- I ♥ her enough that I took a road trip to see Lance Bass at a book signing. Ok, I wanted to go too, but it was mostly her idea.
And Ali, if you read this, know this, my friend--you are beautiful and fantastic and I believe with every ounce in my being that you will do great, be great and live great. With a heart such as yours, there is no denying the love you will one day receive. I am praying for everything you are going through, and while tears are allowed, dry them quickly with the knowledge that "you need to swim through the moat to get to the castle."
You'll be wearing that crown, soon, sitting atop your kingdom, all the more glad you swam through that damn moat. And that will make it all worth it (as you do a happy dance in your Cinderella dress). ha.
You'll do it all, kid.