I've been in your class three hours a week for almost five years. We always joke and screw around, and it's the most fun I have all week. You've literally saved my life several times, and I've almost ended yours - sorry about that. You're the most patient, persistent, stubborn woman I know, and you['re definitely one of the most loving. You told me about the day you met this great guy, and I watched you fall in love with him while he was overseas fighting for our freedom. We counted down the days until he got home, and I loved watching the way you lit up when he came to the gym to surprise you. Now it's time for you to get married and move on base with him, and even though I love you and I'll miss you forever, I'm really happy for you. These next few weeks before your wedding will be tinged by sadness, but I hope we can enjoy our last weeks together.
Sincerely, oh, and yes, I'd be honored to be a bridesmaid next month.