This post is a bit personal so I don't expect you to read it but this is my redemption for not being able to communicate with a friend for years. It's something that's been heavy on my chest and I felt the need to express it.
My dearest Friend,
I just found your letter last night. The one that you wrote two months ago and I never realized that I had it. Per your request, I will not reply but it does break my heart that I have to remain silent. It's hard to believe years have gone by since we last spoke and I've often wondered how you are, how your children have grown, and how's life been treating you.
There are many stories and memories that I wished I could've shared with you. Most importantly, I wished there was a way I could affirm that I have not forgotten you and I still endear the friendship that we have.
As your letters and thoughts echo through the silence, I wouldn't doubt if there were times you questioned yourself. It's bittersweet how you continue to remind me that I am not alone when I feel that the ones that I love have forgotten me. I wish I could give you the same consolation.
I felt overwhelmed with guilt today. I've been meaning to tell you for a long time that I dearly miss you. I miss the comfort of your voice. I miss the times I no longer have with you. I miss your sound advices. I miss the inspirations you gave me. Basically, I miss having you as my friend and no I could never forget you.
If I had met you under different circumstances, perhaps we'd still laugh and cry together but life has a mysterious way to bring us close and pull us apart. I realized not long ago that the longest distance between two people is not the space that separates them but the distance between their hearts. Thank you for keeping me close to your heart. It means a lot to me.
This letter will most likely never reach you but if someday you manage to find it, perhaps you'll also find the answers to some of your questions. Till next time, know that you were never forgotten and I wish you and your family well.