How is it that you can have a friend for a year- and be just as close to them as you have been with friends you've had for over 15 years? I think that God, (or whoever you believe in) has set people in your life that you are supposed to meet at certain times in your life. Sometimes those friendships will last a lifetime, and sometimes they will be short lived. Some over a long distance, or just a mile down the road. I've tried to understand this concept, any it just makes my brain hurt. So, today I just go with the flow, and am thankful for the people involved in my and Paisley's life and those wanting to be a part of it. Other than marriage- I think friendships is one of the things that takes the most work. To a certain point. It obviously shouldn't be TOO hard, but yet- it takes constant work and growth. Once the friendship is off balance- it will fail. Both people need to be putting in equal amounts of effort, and love. It breaks my heart when I see one friend putting in so much, and the other friend not caring as much. I know we ALL have "one of those"!! I love my friends, and I think being an only child has made me appreciate each friend that much more. My friends are like my sisters- and I can't imagine my life without them!