I have the best friends in the entire world.
Yes there were quarrels, teenage angst, hurt feelings, all that jazz. But there were also laughs, parties, late nights, conversations, and more.
I know that I had the best friends a person could ask for. Why? Because they are disciples of Christ.
It was only 7 years ago when I started coming to church. I had no clue how to be a member, but I knew I was in the right place. My friends- though teenagers were examples of devotion, modesty,love, charity, kindness, honesty, and humility.
I don't think they understand how their examples helped me become who I am.
I said goodbye to two of those friends tonight because they're heading off on another adventure and will not be here when I leave.
I didn't think I'd cry. Oh, but I did. And even more so as I drove away.
Dramatic, I know.
But as I stood there trying to explain to them how important their friendships were/are to me- I just saw two girls who I knew and love- and who I know will be beautiful missionaries.
My friends are dedicated members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I'm so grateful for that.
In a crappy world where kids know far more than they should about immoral things, are boy obsessed, full of pride and vanity, and constantly being disobedient I couldn't have been given a better group of young women to associate myself with.
I learned so much from them, I hope they know that.
- From their testimonies mine was strengthened.
- From their genuine beauty I was able to see mine.
- From their demeanor I learned what was right.
I've been blessed, I don't think I realized that or appreciated them as I should have.
I've got the best friends in the world, and I know they will continue to be examples to those around them. Whether it be at school, their families, or to those they may teach on their missions. They are disciples of Christ. They have bright futures ahead because their faith shines incredibly.
Friends can shape you, mine certainly did.