And, the funny thing is, I think a lot of people feel that way. She is a rare kind of person : open-hearted, witty and perfectly punctual (all. the. time.)
I joke with Laura that I'm her "secret friend", a phrase I borrowed from Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? Despite already having three best friends, Mindy has another friend who loves comedy as much as she does, and who she only hangs out with one-on-one.
“There was just Mavis and me, but it never seemed lonely because we never stopped talking. We never needed best friend gear because I guess with real friends you don’t have to make it official. It just is.”
Laura is the most important person in so many people's lives, and there are at least six of us out there who call her "my best friend". I don't think I'll ever get over the honor of being asked to stand up in her wedding, or the joy I felt on that day knowing she had found her forever.