This past week has been a reminder to me of the blessing of friends. As I progressed through this past week, there were moments when I wanted to scream, pull my hair out, and lash out in all ways socially unacceptable. However, a friend was ever near to be my voice of reason. To all of you, I say "thank you" and in case you do not no, I love you like sisters (and brothers). Thank you for the encouraging words, your listening ears, and the special moments. You are my friends, but you are also my family, and I love you. You hold a special place in my heart that few get to occupy. You are worthy and often the receiver of tears that you may or may not see because of the joy you bring to my life. And it is because of the blessing of friendship that I am made better with each passing day.
I hope that all of you who read this, will recognize the friends in your life. I feel like our world spins faster and time passes us by without us ever truly recognizing friends in the manner that they should be recognized. Never pass up a moment to tell them you love them, share a laugh, and to revel in the memories of the past and dream of the possibilities of the future. Cherish every moment.