Letter to a Long-Lost Friend

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Letter to a Long-Lost Friend is a personal letter of reminiscing of days gone by with a friend and the hope to bridge the unintended gap brought upon by time.


July 13, 2013

My dearest friend,

Looking through my old albums today, I saw pictures of us during our younger days. We were smiling, laughing actually with no cares, as if we held the world in our hands. Seeing those pictures transported me back to a time when no one can separate us, not even that cute boy who both caught our eyes and made our hearts flutter for a while.

We were above petty quarrels, jealousy, and insecurity. We were the team to beat everywhere we went. We were like blood sisters separated at birth who found our way back together by destiny.

We defended each other fiercely. It seemed no one can touch us and for a time nothing and nobody did…until we found ourselves entering the world of adulthood. Β This adult world was different. There were responsibilities, duties, and obligations to fulfill. It required us to make decisions, sometimes difficult ones.

We were supposed to be together forever but that wasn’t meant to be. The day I left for another city to accept a job I have always wanted was devastating, knowing that you will not be there with me. You chose to stay to work because you followed your own heart as well.

For a number of years, we were able to exchange letters and call each other every once in a while to bridge the distance between us. Eventually, we both got married to the men of our dreams and had children. The last time I heard from you, you were preparing to settle for being a stay-at-home mother while I continued on my climb in the corporate ladder. The letters and calls got fewer until there was none. I cannot remember exactly when the communication between us stopped but it did.

I do know one thing though. We parted ways not because we fought or ceased to be friends. We simply got older and this just meant we had more responsibilities to attend to.

I thought of writing to you now since we are both in our advanced years, presumably with more time in our hands. Maybe it is time to resume our interrupted friendship. I miss you my friend and I hope to see you soon.

Your BFF,

Letter Writer



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Teresa Martinez

A freelance researcher-writer who has continuously been in such field for more than 10 years. Previous to that, her work experiences are in the banking, advertising, and cooperative industries. More of her work in Google+

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15 Responses to “Letter to a Long-Lost Friend”

  1. Franc Ramon says:

    Life is a process of moving on and even when friends part ways and become distant they are always a part of who we are from the times they shared with us.

  2. boundfortwo says:

    At this social media age, I guess everyone’s now are interconnected, so leverage technology and find your soul sister πŸ™‚

    • Teresa Martinez says:

      Even with the advances in technology, we still hear people complaining about not having enough time. Alas, even participating in social media eats much time which many busy people cannot afford to give.

  3. - Justin - says:

    I can so relate to this.. btw, I hope you can also write a letter about a two friends who became strangers after an unrequited love.. πŸ™‚

  4. papaleng says:

    Sapul ako rito since I have a dear high shool friend na hinahanap up to now. Hope makita ko rin siya.

  5. very nice letter i hope i can have a friend too like this. Well I used to have but in my situation now it is very hard to find another BFF hehe

  6. nanardxz08 says:

    now I am missisng my bestfriend in high school til college days, we have not seen each other for more than 6 years already and seldom communicate.. πŸ™

  7. Ugh.. I haven’t been with my close friend since few years ago and we rarely have a chance to bond even for a short time. I hope we’ll go together again and reminisce the moment we spent. Thanks for this letter! πŸ˜€

    • Teresa Martinez says:

      Hope you will get to do this. I’m also missing my best friend, haven’t spent time with her for so long.

  8. Aww.. This heart-felt letter reminded me so much about my best friend back in grade school. It’s just sad that we grew apart. *sigh*

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