(Just the other day celebrating another year around the sun!)
When you’re young, you really don’t know what to expect on a day to day. That macaroni craft project is probably the biggest thing in your life next to nap time. So, when I arrived at elementary school at the ripe age of five, I met two of the most incredible people, who to this day, have stuck beside me. Looking back on it, their friendship was the thing that got me through all those really sucky (is that a real word though?) stages in life.
The thing about having a group of girlfriends like this is that it proves to you that some things in the world are just as unconditional as love. Given that we had gone through elementary, middle, high school and now college together- you’d think having a friendship with these two girls comes easily; but what I’ve learned through a genuine test of time, is that just like any other relationship, it takes a lot of good nurtured effort, and a presence that is unlike any other. This friendship has taught me about the mechanics of a wonderful friendship, and at some point, these girls turned into family that, no matter how much time you may place between us, we still find our ways back to one another.
When I say that it takes effort, it isn’t the kind that you have to force on yourself, like when you try to make nice with that kid in class just so you can use his colored pencils. It’s the kind of effort you save solely for siblings and family members; this means that you fight once in a while, give no-holds-barred opinions about the true meaning of ‘does this make me look fat?’ and to tell you when to back off that guy, because you’re approaching stage five clinger.
This kind of relationship reveals all your sides, because what are boundaries? This means that we make music videos dancing to Fergie, sleep on a full sized bed together, because who sleeps alone? And when one of us wants to plan a surprise for another, there’s always one more person there to help.
Life is always more fun when shared with others, and I’m beyond honored and thankful that you two add to my others. For what was, what is, and what will be; let’s keep on dancing loves.
More than I did, and more than I do right now.
Always, Much Love, Miranda