“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart” ~Eleanor Roosevelt
A friend is kind, honest, and trustworthy. Someone to laugh with and cry with. Someone to lift you up when you fall and won’t kick you when you are down. Someone to tell you when you are wrong and praise you when you are right. Someone who knows your good and accepts your faults.
We meet many people in our lives; and when we are lucky, some become friends:
- Good Friends
- Old Friends
- Best Friends
- True Friends
Moving away from the area where we grew up created a void, especially for Bud (he is a people person). We missed our friends. Since Bud is outgoing and talks to everyone, we quickly made new friends. They are good people and good friends. However, our best friends are our old, longtime friends – the friends you may not see for long periods of time, but when we do, it’s like it was yesterday — those are true friends.
For Bud and Me, our very best friend is each other!
You can choose your friends but you sho’ can’t choose your family, an’ they’re still kin to you no matter whether you acknowledge ’em or not, and it makes you look right silly when you don’t.― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
Family relationships are unique and individual. Harper Lee says it best.