Saturday, October 10, 2009

A dedication to a beloved friend, mentor and idol.

A little history

It all started with Elisa when she told me there was someone she wanted me to meet. Someone she said that I will like. 12 years of knowing Elisa and this is the first time she said something that seriously and that insistently. So I agreed. Not that I have a choice. It pique my curiosity as who this person was and the reason Elisa said that ‘she’ and I will be able to click.

I admit that at that point in time when I sat in Nandos waiting for this mysterious Elyn, I was nervous. I had good reasons to be nervous as well as I saw something in her selling thread that I badly wanted but it was something she has decided not to sell. So in a way, I was troubling her.

Halfway through the meal, this Elyn came. I remember the first time I saw her I couldn’t take my eyes off her. She was absolutely gorgeous. She does not look her age and she looks every bit the sophisticated lady she is. She was wearing a white jacket shirt carrying a Guess bag, her make up was flawless and her personality and bubbliness, infectious.

I remember it became a little harder to swallow the chicken after seeing her. Instead of thinking I’ve troubled her or the fact that she was stuck in a jam outside Gurney for some time and she had to drive all the way to Penang island to pass me my item, she was extremely friendly and talked and treated me like she’s known me for years.

I decided in that instant, that I really really liked her. She talks animatedly, with lots of expressions and one can’t help but be drawn to whatever she’s saying. She lightly touches ones arms to let them know that she’s talking to them and not to make anyone feel left out. Elisa was right, I really liked this lady.

After the first meeting, we met up a number of times, and everytime we met up, Elyn always had gifts for us. It always something she knew we liked or needed and I must admit it’s embarrassing to just take it from her. With each gift, there was a fear growing in me, I loved Elyn for who she is and it’s not because of the gift, I didn’t want to be a parasite or leech, all I wanted was her friendship. I’ve long ago decided that all I wanted from Elyn was her and she was a friend I NEVER wanted to lose. She was far too precious. She really is.

She is my mental support, the person I run to when I need advise or a shoulder to cry on. She’s always there and she’s always got her experience to share. A storyteller skillfully weaving her experiences with the current situation and making things easier to remember and learn. Her experiences are never boring and leaves me in stitches all the time. And through her, I’ve also came to love her daughter (whom I’ve yet to met) very much. I sincerely thank you for all your time and words of wisdom you gave me. You are my pillar of support and someday I hope to be yours.

Elyn, if you’re reading this, all I want to say is that I absolutely love you for who you are. I admire you from the bottom of my heart and I hope that you’ll allow me in your life for years to come. I promise you that, I’ll be there for you whenever and wherever you need me. You are absolutely without doubt, a fantastic person that the fanciest words cannot describe.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ELYN!

I love you from the very bottom of my heart!

2 comments:

TJ Lubrano said...

*sigh* This is soooo wonderful! Your sincerity, honesty, your love for her, the way you've written it...there are not enough words to describe what I want to say hahaha.

Don't worry, even though you can't use the fanciest words to describe everything...you can feel it from this letter! It just makes me wanna give you two a BIG HUG! It really does ^_^

I love it.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELYN!

XOXOX!!

PS.: and I LOVE that drawing!

Louie said...

that's a sweet post about your friend .its hard to find good friend nowadays :C you are lucky to have her :D

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