This I Believe

Jake - Santee, California
Entered on December 16, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30
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This I Believe

Has something bad ever happen to you and all you want is a friend to be there for you? I have, an it made me realize how important friends really are. On March 25, 2004, I didn’t get a chance to save or even fight for my most treasured friendship. That was the day I lost my best friend. My Mother. The whole day felt like a nightmare. My one and only best friend had left me behind in this scary world. She just disappeared! No more shoulders to cry on, no more jokes to laugh at, an no more memories to make. She wont be here for my ups and downs, and she cant support me or comfort me. I cant even see her smile to insure me everything is going to be ok. She left me unsure about life, unsure what to do next. I didn’t know she was going leave that quickly. I thought my life was done for. That’s when I realized how important friends are to me. They were there to support me an comfort me when I had lost everything.

A True Friendship is a great gift in life. Like angels kisses from above. A good friend will always be there for you, through the ups and downs of life’s rollercoaster. They are always there with a shoulder for you to cry on and a hug to comfort you. True friends care about your goals and dreams, hopes an wishes, your favorites an your fears and are there to treasure every moment good or bad. Friends are like the stepping stones of life’s roaring mountains, they are here for support, for guidance, and a little help to get through your day. An when you reach the top of that mountain, an look back down the path you took, your true friends are there to catch you if you fall. Someone who looks past your imperfections and sees for who you for who you really are in side, someone who loves you no matter what, is a friend worth fighting for. A friend like that will have a special place in your heart and will be by your side till the end. You should cherish them everyday and every moment spent together. Tell them now that you love them, because one day, like me, you will wish you would have said it just one more time.

I know my mom is not happy leaving this world behind and watching me rot and do nothing with my life. So I knew I had to make a change. Not only for my self but to make my best friend proud. I needed to set goals for myself and be successful in life. My Mom always told me that your education is very important and if I did anything with my life, she wanted me to graduate high school an go to college. There for my first an foremost goal is to graduate from high school, and then go to college to study sports medicine. I know that will make her very proud of me.

My friends were there to help me climb the biggest mountain I have been faced with. They helped me stay strong an put one foot in front of the other, push my self up an keep going. When my best friend left this world, I thought I lost everyone along with her but I really gained an new gift in life, True Friends. She made me stronger emotionally an mentally. She taught me to cherish those around me cause one day they will be gone. Every time I think of my mom, my best friend, I don’t consider her gone or “good bye”, it’s “I’ll see ya later”. Her love an comfort are carried in my best friends, My angels kisses. This I Believe