I wish I could be there today with Brandan and your mum but I am still somewhere on the other side of the world. I can't count how many letters we have written each other throughout the years but today I sit down to write one last time. The words don't come easily and I can't help but cry and wish things were different. But they are not. There is no way to put 25 years of friendship into a letter and I am not going to even try but as I sit here writing I can't help but think of the first day we met and that you were the one in tears. They didn't stop there did they, so many more to follow but more importantly was the laughter we shared as well. We could always make each other laugh no matter what. And didn't you have the most beautiful laugh. I am so grateful to have had been a part of your life and to have been able to call you my 'best friend'.
I can't say goodbye, but I will say this — the next time we meet the only tears that will fall will be those of joy.
Good night Luscious, I miss you.