People Are In Your Life For A Reason, I Love My People

God Put People In Your Life For A Reason, And I Will Forever Be Thankful For My Girls

Sometimes you never know why certain people come into your life and I'm okay with that.

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For as long as I can remember I have always loved having friends in my life. I always said that people come and go for a reason and whenever I stopped being friends with someone I always got super upset as to why that happened. I started realizing that certain people come into your life for one reason or another and I've learned to accept whatever the reason may be.

I don't know about you but I have always been a very social person. I have always loved the idea of having a lot of friends. I always had a group of friends that I would always go out with and then i had my work friends and then I had my lacrosse friends. Needless to say I had a lot of friend groups. But as I got older I made mistakes and a lot of my old friend groups learned of what happened and they left.

Now, I am not saying that I blame them for not being my friend anymore that was completely my fault but at the same time I was super sad. I always thought in my head that if I was always so forgiving and I would forgive them if the roles were switched then why wouldn't they forgive me. That was when I realized that God really did have a plan for me and removing people from my life was one of them.

Let's fast forward to a few months to when I crawled out of my shell. I started volunteering and became a high school youth group leader and that was when I started making friends again. But instead of being SUPER friendly with everyone I was partially friendly and partially kept to myself.

When you lose 95% of your original friend group you kind of lose yourself and you just don't know who you really are anymore. That was one of the reason to why I wasn't as social as I used to be. I was scared that the new friends I had made were just going to leave me again. Little did I know; they became some of my closest friends.

These girls truly have been my rock through everything. Yeah we don't go out as much as I used to but part of me has been perfectly fine with it. Which got me to thinking; I never knew I needed these friends until they came into my life.

The more I hung out with these new friends of mine the more I started to open up and be more of myself. I started to let them in but most of all; I started to show them my heart. These friends accepted me for who I was but more importantly they accepted me for my past mistakes.

We all get upset when the friends that we made are no longer part of our life. All the memories you created together is gone and sometimes we feel like a part of us is missing. But my favorite saying that got me through my summer of lonesome is that sometimes God takes certain people away for a reason.

Sometimes those friends will come back but whenever our friends are no longer part of our life that just means better friends are made to come into your life. If you had told me that a year ago I would have laughed and said no way; now that I am older I can't help but be thankful for the new friends that God had brought into my life.

We live in a world where we feel the need to have multiple friends and be loved by everyone. I live in a world where being loved and liked by the right people is more than enough. Words cannot begin to express how thankful I am for my amazing friends coming into my life when they did. The memories that I have created with them have been amazing and I don't think I have ever laughed and grow as much as I have with them in my life before.

When one door opens, another door closes. Everything happens for a reason. Whatever the saying is; it's all in God's hands and He has a plan for us. We just have to learn to go with the flow and ride the wave.

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An Open Letter To My Elementary School Best Friend

Thank you for your part in my journey.
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To this day, some of my favorite memories are the ones we made swinging on the playset or biking around the neighborhood. It seemed like we could always do whatever we set our little minds to. Not only did we get to grow up together, but we quickly became best friends. You taught me the true meaning of friendship at such a young age, and I am so thankful for that.

I'm so happy you were the one by my side for all of life's first adventures. So many big events happen in elementary school that are truly overlooked. My first crush. Your first crush. Our rock band that had a total audience of four (our parents). Many, many, many birthday parties. Intense games of four square on the playground. Riding around on our bicycles feeling like the coolest big kids in the world. Oh, and don't forget when we each entered "womanhood" but were too afraid to tell each other.

Thanks for always being a shoulder to cry on. Like that time I got my hair cut too short and was worried everyone would make fun of me. You were also my celebration partner when I got an A on those tricky mad minutes. I'll always remember our sleepovers where we stayed up all night talking about our little lives. Or the next morning when your mom would make us macaroni and cheese and we would watch TV all afternoon.

I remember always wanting to be like you. When you had posters of the Jonas Brothers hung all over your room, I suddenly developed a crush on them too. Or when you told me you didn't like Hannah Montana's best friend Lilly, I decided I didn't like her either. We were like two peas in a pod. We rode the bus to school together, had most of the same teachers, and even dressed alike on Halloween. I remember wanting to build a tunnel between our two houses, but our parents sadly said no. You can't get much more best friend-like than that.

But out of every adventure we've had, some of my favorite times with you were simply swinging back and forth on my swing set. I don't know why, but when I think of our friendship, that is what comes to mind. Our deepest talks occurred on the swings, and there is something about having your best friend by your side on a breezy night that is irreplaceable. Those are the memories I love the most.

And even though we have now gone our separate ways, our bonds in childhood are cemented. I'll forever be thankful for the fun times and deep talks we've shared. Thank you for being the best friend a girl could ask for. I'll never forget you or the memories we made.

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To My Best Friend Of 15 Years

You are my person.

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To my person,

I will never forget the first day that we met. It was the first day of preschool and my mom had just dropped me off. As I started to walk into the classroom I noticed that you were sitting alone on the floor crying. Not sure what to do, I went over to you and asked if you wanted to go play. Your face immediately lit up as we walked into the classroom and in that moment I knew that you would become my best friend. Ever since that day we've been attached by the hip and I wouldn't want it any other way.

April Roberson

Our friendship is the one true relationship that I can count on and for that I am forever grateful. This friendship of ours goes beyond our laughs and lake days. It's real. Through blood, sweat, and tears you've always been right by my side no matter what. You pick me up when I am drowning in pain. You cheer for me even when my ego is a little too high. You love me even when you should hate me. But, most importantly, you stand by me.

Our friendship is the perfect example of trust. You taught me that the right people can be trusted and will not betray you. No matter how dark the secret or how crazy the adventure, you never speak a word about me to anyone. You care about protecting my heart from the awful things in this world and when I am broken you are always there to pick up the pieces no matter how long it takes them to heal.

April Roberson

Our friendship has been a lifetime of happiness with a little bit of spunk. Not only do you encourage my crazy adventures, but you're always right by my side for each one. You keep life exciting and you make it easy. You are a true gift from God and I feel completely indebted to you for the role that you've played in my life. Our friendship is so special because it's full of our tremendous amounts of giving, sharing, and most importantly, love. There's not a day that goes by when I don't feel overwhelmingly thankful to have you by my side doing life with me.

So thank you, to my person. Thank you for always showing up for every little thing and making life so much better. Thank you for being my adventure inspiration and my lifelong travel buddy. Thank you for loving me unconditionally through the good, the bad, and the ugly. Lastly, thank you for being the one person that I can forever count on in this life time. I love you with my whole heart and I wouldn't want to do life with anyone else. You are my person.

Love,

Me

April Roberson

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