I met Lianny way back when we were just snotty little girls in Junior High School. She and I were always last to leave the school, not because we were the studious types, but because we were too caught up with basketball practice. Lianny may be small in size, but she is still the best playmaker I have met to date. Because of basketball practice, Lianny and I became really good friends. There were four of us in our exclusive little clique (or at least that is how we refer to ourselves). The four of us were inseparable, we hung out together, went everywhere together, until one by one the four of us became separated by distance during college years. We maintained contact, keep really close in touch, and we were always there for each other when one by one, each of us found our soulmates and got married. Lianny was the last one left. And so you can imagine the excitement we all felt when we received a message from her last year that she was getting married to her boyfriend of seven years! Finally!
Lianny and I have been through a lot together and we've always been there for each other through the thick and thin. I've also seen her in her past relationships, and it really doesn't take a genius to know that Reza is the perfect match for her! Although I rarely meet Reza, it is so easy to notice that he is head over heels in love with her and treats her like the Princess of his heart, just as she deserves.
Eleanor Roosevelt once said that "many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart." And that is how Lianny is to me. Distance will always stand in between us, but our hearts will always be intertwined by history. So, please allow me to once again congratulate the happy couple on their new journey in life. In one way, it's like letting go of a girlfriend into the big and scary new world... but on another, it's like welcoming her into a world that I have come to love over the past year. Welcome to the club, nek!