Friends Forever

"Friends are like balloons. If you let them go, you can’t get them back. So I’m gonna tie you to my heart so I will never lose you."

"If ever you need me… I’ll be just round the corner!"

"The most memorable people in life will be the friends who loved you when you weren’t very lovable."

I read with enthusiasm an email with the above quotes, and felt my heart warm.

I believe friendship is forever.

We may lose our balloons because of the strong wind or fragile string, or because of our poor handling. Likewise, we may lose our friendships because of carelessness, selfishness, or circumstances beyond our control.

Nevertheless, we still wish our friends well, though deep in our heart we desire to bring them close to our heart. Love is sacrifice, patience, and perseverance, but it is just not easy to say goodbye.

Our hope is that someday we may meet and come together again. Yes, some of us have been waiting patiently for years just round the corner. We may still have a glimpse of hope, though it may be a made up thought. Yes, we wish they may come back to us when they are tired of wandering and struggling.

Friends are never perfect as we may think, and can be disappointing at times.

But friends are always there for one another, even when we are not being very lovable.

There will always be a shoulder ready for friends to weep and cry.

Some friends are never far from one another; they live happily together.

Some friends seldom see one another; they yearn for one another

But friendship is forever because they need and care for one another.