Last night I got all of my internet stuff squared away, grabbed my notes, and sat down at the computer for an hour of editting before bed. I had planned everything, but as an hour began to tick by I just drew a complete blank. The words that were filling my head were not those of chapter 25.
Nope, not even close.
Instead, I found myself thinking of all the friendships I had made over the years. From when I was just three years old, to now at twenty-four(twenty-five in May, but who's counting?). So many people flash through your life as you grow up and grow old, and they all leave their impressions on who you are. So here are the words from last night. This is my tribute to those who have touched my life and helped me become who I am now. May you continue to help shape me and my dreams.
When you’re scarred and broken, and you don’t know where the pieces fall, and you feel like it’s you against the world, a friend is everything. When you feel like an outsider with your own family and you’ve shown a mask to the world so long that it has become who you are, a friend feels like a lifeline. They let you live in the moment, and help you through the rough times whether they know it or not. They make you laugh when you want to cry, and draw you out into the company of others when all you want to do is shut out the world. They are healers and guardians, brothers and sisters. They are the family bound by richer means then blood. No matter what may come, they stand with you as you stand with them.
There have been times in my life when my friends held me together and picked up the pieces when I couldn’t. They held me when I wept from the pain of growing up, and reminded me that someday it would all be worth it. Their strength helped me through the worst points in my life, and I have no doubt that they would do it again.
So to those of you who think I’ve forgotten what you’ve done, who think I turned my back on the years we’ve had together. To those of you who believe I’ve move on and away from the friendships of my past; I remember.
You have given me so much and have helped me become who I am today. I may not have said it then, but I’m saying it now. Thank you, for everything.
~Sun and Moon