I have no idea what to say
You were my best friend. Distance seemed to grow from the day you got married. Things got stranger still when you seemed to suddenly just disappear. And now, I finally can find the words to say about the news you gave me. You're leaving for the Middle East for work.
I wish you the best of luck.
I love you as a friend, as a brother, and as myself. May things go well for you there.