On June 13th, 1991 I met my best friend. She was 21 at the time, which is a year younger than I am today as I write this post. Our situation was not like most, but she taught me to always walk by faith even when I could not see. Her faith is resilient and her courage is immeasurable. She is never selfish or ungrateful, but always sincere and caring. We’ve shared many laughs and we’ve had our trials, but our relationship has only strengthened throughout the years. With each day that passes I strive to become more and more like her, and it is because of her that I am the woman that I am today.
She was there for me every night that I couldn’t sleep. Held my hand at the funeral. Stood right beside me after my accidents. Answered every crying phone call. Smothered me with love the day that boy broke my heart. She was always there when life felt unfair, and even sometimes…unbearable.