I’m grateful for supportive friends. Friends are the family we choose for ourselves. God plopped the perfect friends in my lap—He did it years ago.
I started into college with good friends. Friends I’d had for years. My sisters and my fellow Anytown Academy students. A lot of my fellow high school graduates and I are no longer in touch. But I have memories of them—memories of things they said or did that made a lasting positive impression.
Then there’s my four adopted sisters. I do not exaggerate when I say I would not have survived college without them. Or life, for that matter.
And I made friends in college. Not as many as they said I would, but I tend to aim for quality of quantity. I can safely say I’ve made friendships that will last forever. Friendships that generate joy and sustaining love. Again, without these friendships, I would not have survived. You think I’m hyperbolizing. I’m not.
I have been astoundingly blessed.