College away from home is an interesting thing.
Friends become family.
I can remember freshman year, within the first two weeks of school I was around my new friends so much that I felt like I had already known them for years.
Leslie and Natalie have been so good to me the last year. They really do deserve some sort of award. They stayed by my side through my heartache and prayed for me and listened to me without judging or jumping to conclusions. They were patient and understanding. They were the epitome of charity. They are always looking out for me and they have taught me so much of what a friend is. (Of course, my family was a huge support as well.)
There were nights I would lie in bed crying and one of them would hop in bed and just cry with me. I felt guilty at times for burdening them with my own problem.
They didn't give me advice or assess the problem or tell me what I did wrong or what I could have done better or speculate. I just knew that they genuinely cared.
Tonight I watched my friend's own heart break, she hopped in bed with me and I found myself crying with her.
Friendships are delicate.
Friendships constantly teach us to look around and put ourselves second.
I've learned to keep an open mind and not judge my friends. I've learned to have a heart that forgives quickly. I've learned that there's always more than meets the eye. I've learned that there's absolutely no place for gossiping. I've learned that if it matters to them, it should matter to me. I've learned that we need to be so good to the people around us.
And those are my 3am, incoherent thoughts.
"Piglet slided up to Pooh from behind. 'Pooh?' he whispered. 'Yes, Piglet?' 'Nothing,' said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand. 'I just wanted to be sure of you.'"