he was one of my best friends. there was more there but our timing was always off. and he was less able to figure out women than I was to figure out guys.
over the decade or so that we've been friends, our friendship has changed in various ways. but there was always that certainty that I could count on him whenever I needed a friend and he could count on me.
we were competitive with each other like siblings often are. but more respectful of each other than if we were. he was my knight in shining armor when I got dumped particlarly cruelly. I was the friend he called when he needed to talk about things.
he started dating an amazing girl last year. she's great. but our friendship changed permanently when they met.
today I got their save the date card. I'm so happy for him. but, and this sounds extremely childish and selfish, I'm also a little sad.
I know, I know, I'm not losing a friend, I'm gaining another. but it's not the same.
not only that, how did he figure it all out before me? (okay, so maybe that's the competitive thing coming out again.)
but I am happy for them. and despite my slight twinge of sadness, I wish them a fantastic life together. now if I can just figure out how to make it to their wedding.