15 Things You Wish You Told Your Friend Before They Passed Away

There is nothing harder in this world than losing someone close to your heart. In one moment they are sharing your memories of triumph, struggle, laughter, and sadness. Then, within the blink of an eye, they are gone, leaving you with the heaviest of hearts and a mind full of confusion. The question, “How can this happen?” keeps you awake at night, and even if you were aware that there may not be much time left, nothing can prepare you for the heartbreak that you endure when their souls leave this earth.

In the days, weeks, or months after your friend’s passing, frustration overcomes you. You wish you could have said this one thing before they left, and it is too hard to believe that they know what you’re thinking now. But the truth of the matter is, even though you wish you had said these things before their passing, they still know exactly where your heart is. Here are 15 things we wish we had gotten the chance to say to our friend before they passed.

You’ll Always Be In My Heart.


"Even though you are not physically here anymore, you will always be a part of me. For every hurdle I overcome, you will be there in spirit. I promise I will carry you with me, forever."

I’m Proud Of You.

proud"Your time was cut short, and you didn’t get to live out your life as long as I felt you deserved, but I want you to know that I am proud of you. In your short time, you have accomplished so much, and nothing can change that."

Thank You.

dawn-nature-sunset-woman-large"I wish I could have said, 'Thank you,' more. Thank you for being there, thank you for the love you gave, and thank you for being my friend."

I’m Sorry.

pexels-photo-large (1)"I know ‘sorry,’ seems minuscule now in the greater scheme of things, but I want you to know that I mean it. For every negative feeling I had, I am sorry. For every stupid argument we went through, I am sorry. I hope you know that."

Your Family Will Be Okay.


"One thing I wish I could have told you is to not worry about your family. They are strong – they are like you. It is going to hurt, but they know that you are in the most beautiful place you could be, and they take comfort in that."

I Love You.


"I didn’t say this as much as I should have, and now I wish I could have said it every single day. But, I want you to know that I love you, and will always love you."

You Did Your Absolute Best.

best"You did your best in all areas of your life. I want you to know that we noticed, and we admired."

You Made Me So Happy.

summer-friends-model-grass-large"Although I am sad now, and wish you were here with me instead of watching over me, I want you to know how happy you made me. Nothing can replace that happiness."

You Touched The Lives Of So Many People.

hand"Everyone you ever came into contact with was made a better person for having known you. Your smile was infectious, and instantly made others happier."

You Kept Me Strong.

person-woman-summer-girl-large"At my weakest points, you kept me strong. You helped me to see that things could be worse, and were there to get me through the toughest points in my life. I am strong because of you."

You Were My Role My Model.

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"Everything that you did, I looked up to you. You were able to overcome situations with such ease, that I strived to be you in every way. You were, and will continue to be my role model."

It Wasn’t Fair.

pexels-photo-large (2)"You, of all people, should have been able to live out your life to the fullest. It isn’t fair that you were taken so soon, but only God knows what the greater plan is for you. All I know is I wish you were still here."

You Were More Than Good Enough.

person-woman-hotel-laptop-large"I should have done more to let you know that you were more than good enough. You were good enough for your job, you were good enough for your relationships, and you were good enough for your family. I hope you know that."

You Were Beautiful.

pexels-photo-large (3)"Your amazing soul would radiate through your smile, making you exude beauty on the outside as well on the inside. But most importantly, your character was the most beautiful part of you."

I Miss You.

black-and-white-woman-girl-sitting-large"I miss your smile, your laugh, and your presence. Nothing can make that feeling go away, and I will miss you until we meet again."