Thank you for sharing this heartfelt and beautiful story. One Odd Place jumped out at me where you said that you’re attached at the hip best friend broke up with you right before 9th grade. That exact thing happened to me. We we’re completely inseparable and her father became the pastor of the new church and they moved and she was going to a new high school and I found out through other people. It absolutely devastated me.
Back to your story. I am so glad she was able to get to that place of confession with you at that time in your relationship because yes it was a new beginning for her but she trusted you with the biggest most core truth that she had to share. For what you’ve lost oh, I think you gained more. Your relationship with her can now be more authentic. Again thank you for sharing this.