It was a rainy Tuesday night just before midnight a few weeks into winter break. I had just gotten home from a night hanging with a few girlfriends. As I was brushing my teeth getting ready for bed; my roommate, who had become one of my closest friends, sent me a text saying that she needed me to come over and that something had happened. I knew I had to put on my glasses grab my pillow and drive the hour to her house without even knowing what was wrong.
As I was walking downstairs to start the car she told me that she and her boyfriend of four years had broken up and she did not want to be alone. As I was driving and trying to keep my eyes open, I was reflecting on when this had happened to me; the first week was tricky but my friends were the ones there to rub my back until I fell asleep while squished in a twin xl bed, so I knew I had to repay the favor. It's never easy going through a break-up. Change can be tricky but when you have friends who will drop everything and be there for you it makes it a lot easier.
Good friends are hard to come by and when you find them you have to hold on tight. These are the people that are going to be the bridesmaids in your wedding and the god-mothers of your children, the people that are not only there for the good but will drive the forty- five minutes to go to your grandfathers wake. It is so important to understand that having three or four best friends is so much more valuable than having twelve girls in a group that doesn't even know much about you.
I am so thankful for the best friends that I can count on one hand that I know would do anything for me. Whether its call me and see if I made it home safely or tell me to change my shirt because it's not the most flattering. Your friends are the people that will fight for you until there's no fight left in them and laugh with you until your stomach hurts. My wish is that everyone can find the friend that will drive the hour to rub your back no matter the circumstance.
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