With summer practically (who am I kidding. It’s here already) upon us, I know many of us are on the edge of our seats for all things summer – the beach, sleeping in (staying up ridiculously late…), sleepovers, and vacations – only to name a few.  (Oh, and BBQ’s!)

And most importantly; Friends.

My Gravity

Friends are like gravity in your life. If you’re getting too full of yourself, they’ll pull you down – but when you need someone to hold you, they’re right there. Having good friends is important in life. We weren’t made to live this life alone – Adam needed someone and God gave him Eve.

And it’s not always important to have the most friends, but it is important to have good friends. My cousins are several of my good friends. They’re like built-in best friends – and don’t even get me started on sisters!

My friends and I are nuts together. I’m just going to say it. (sorry, girls) We can talk about a million things ranging from why my socks have holes in them to what we want to do with our lives. We don’t always talk about boys, and we don’t always do each other’s hair. (shocker)

But like I said, friends are like gravity. You need gravity. One of my friends recently moved and I miss her a lot. Some of my friends are going off to college this year and I know I’ll miss them like crazy too. But I’ll be ok. I’m excited for this new chapter in their lives and I pray they succeed in all they do and that there are no disappointments in their hopes and dreams.

I have had some of the best friends ever in my life. The kind you come up with silly nicknames for, and the kind you come up with code-names to talk about the boy you like. The kind who let you cry on their shoulder, and the kind who laugh with you so hard that your stomach hurts.

Some friends come and go. Some stay with you for the rest of your lives. No matter what, I hope they always keep dreaming, always laugh, and always have good friends surrounding them.

Best friends are like gravity. You don’t always see them, but you know that they’re there.

Written by Victoria Richardson

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