And we sat
there, on the school bench, laughing and joking. And it was that moment when I realised, this is it. This is the last time
we'll ever be together, sitting in our group of friendship. But I knew, even though we wouldn't be together in person, we'd
always be together in heart. That's what real friendship is.- alice1989 (on bolt)
bond that developed between us was really no different than those that bind us all. None of us is alone. We are not random
dots of dust floating aimlessly without any greater purpose; we are all here for each other.-Brooke and Jean Ellison (Miracles
came to you today for help. I walked up, and without a word, you knew what I needed. A friend, a shoulder to cry on. No words
were spoken and I've never felt better in my life.-Michelle Burns
though life is like a roller coaster, having a best friend means that there's always someone beside you to scream, laugh,
and hold your hand.-Kierna Mayo
The process of becoming
best friends is actually a lot like what happens at the start of a romantic relationship. You meet, "date",and "fall
in love".-Kierna Mayo
It's our best friends
who first teach us how to be selfless--how to give the purest part of ourselves without the expectation of getting anything
in return.-Kierna Mayo
We may not have it all
together, but together we have it all.
It’s not so much
as dying for a friend, it’s finding a friend worth dying for.
Friends show us who we
are, who we were, and who we are to become.
That night we talked.
About life. About our times together. Maybe we weren't the same two kids we had once been. But some things never change. Some
things last. And even though I didn't know what was going to happen to us, or where we were going... I just knew I couldn't
let him out of my life.
I argue with him like
he's my brother, I flirt with him like the friend he is, but I love him like something he'll never be. What he is now is all
I'm going to see and all he's ever going to be is another friend, but one that means the world to me
It’s just something
that happens as you grow up. You realize it’s less important to have more
friends and more important to have real ones
I look at all the pictures
of the past, thinking of how the years went by so fast. The dances, the parties, the pictures, the laughs. The shoulders to
cry on and cute photographs. The people I've known since way back when. The new kids came every now and then. The friendships
you make come and go. But there’s always those few you'll always know. Now as we go our separate ways, I know I'll always
remember these days
I wish we'd grow old friends
together. We would hang out and talk and maybe we could bring our grandchildren along, and when they ask us how long we've
been friends. We’ll smile and say almost forever
Please don't try to argue,
but try to understand...that time can change two people like the tide can change the sand. Our friendship has been lovely,
but you see it just wouldn't do. For now I see you in a different way. I've fallen in love with you.
When we honestly ask ourselves
which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or
cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent
with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not
knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.
Friends are the reason
why even at the saddest part of my life, I smile. Why even at my confusion, I understand. Why even at betrayal, I trust. Why
even in fear of pain, I love
In the rhythm of life,
we sometimes find ourselves out of tune. But as long as there are friends to provide the melody, the music plays on. Thanks
for being one of my songs
A friend helps you up
when you fall. A best friend pisses himself from laughing, calls you an asshole, helps you up, then trips you again.
After all we've been through
together. Good times, bad times, arguments, laughter...growing up. I've watched you change. I've watched you slowly grow apart
from me. I've watched you make mistakes and bad decisions. You got mad at me for worrying. Then you decided to forget all
the years we've shared together as best friends...all for this new life of yours that will one day, be full of regrets. I
know you're gonna get yourself into trouble. I can see it coming. I know you're gonna need a shoulder to cry on...when you
can't find one you're gonna come to me. And well...I just want to let you know, that after all the shit you've put me through,
I'll always understand why you did the things you did...you don't have to explain yourself to me. And I'll always be there
for you. Always love you...And I'll be there when you need a shoulder to cry on
To be honest with you,
I don't have the right words to say to make you feel better, but I do have arms to give you a hug, ears to listen to whatever
you want to talk about, and a heart, a heart that is aching to see you smile again
It's hard to love someone
who's in love with someone else, you have to ignore the pain and swallow your pride. Just to be a friend... but that's all
worth it because sometimes friendship lasts longer than love.
As I look back on all
that's happened...growing up, growing together, changing you, changing me- there were times when we dreamed together, when
we laughed and cried together. As I look back on those days, I realize how much I truly miss you and how much I truly love
you. The past may be gone forever...and what the future holds, our todays make the memories of tomorrow. So, my lifetime friend,
it is with all my heart that I send you my love, hoping that you'll always carry my smile with you, for all that we meant
to each other and for whatever the future may hold
It's not how long we've
known each other, it's how well.
For all of the times I
never said what I really felt, thanks for all the times you understood.
The friends who grew up
with you deserve special respect. The ones who stuck by you shoulder to shoulder, in a time when nothing was certain. All
life lay ahead and every road led home
it's been quite awhile…
I must say I miss our friendship. I miss you, but what I really miss the most is not just you or us, but how it all was. Perfect
And so it comes just as it is, a day
no longer here. And through my trembling fingertips, the memories of the year I try not to wave farewell to all our dreams,
I will forget you never, I wonder if the crazy times will stay with you forever? But as I cry in pain of losing you, my dear
and such good friend, I will not close the book and say farewell, this is the end For goodbyes create swift hellos, and days
from now you’ll see, That though it hurts to say goodbye, your friend I’ll always be.
True friendship is when
two friends can walk in opposite directions, yet remain side by side.
The rain falls regardless
if you have a coat or not but one thing always holds true, someone somewhere is willing to get soaked with you.
The young faces in these pictures represent
times when our biggest worries were Barbie and Ken's wedding, GI Joe's missing arm, and why we had to eat vegetables at dinner
again. Looking at these pictures today, sometimes we, the seniors, wish we could go back to such carefree days. But at the
same, time moving on with our lives, making new memories, and gaining independence have become exciting realities that were
once ideas that seemed so far away. Since sixth grade we have counted down the days until graduation. Now as the day approaches
we are still anxious, but somewhat nervous. The faces in these pictures remind us of the people we once were and still are,
the friends we have grown up with and also whom we will graduate with. Surviving the past 12 years wasn't easy, but in that
time we had some of the best experiences of our lives. Those times are what made it worthwhile.
Let's face it... we've changed. We all
changed. Somewhere between summer ending and school starting, we've all gone in our own directions. Hearts were broken, friends
diminished, new love started and new people came into our lives. We no longer spend all of our time in our circle of friends,
we no longer talk for hours about nothing at all. We've changed - some for the better, some for the worse. Some of us are
finding love and others are trying to let go. Even though we've changed, we all know that even though we're all finding our
own place in the world, that when we find a love, when we let go of a love, when the tears fall, or the happy smile spreads
across our face... we'll come to each other because no matter where this crazy world takes us and no matter what happens,
nothing will ever change so much to the point that we're not all friends forever.
Sure, you're supposed to have total
recall of who won the Battle of Hastings and what motivated Hamlet. And probably you should be able to label all five Great
Lakes. Perhaps you can...Perhaps it's easier to remember that first kiss. Or the time you and your friends couldn't stop laughing
in math class. Or your locker combination or cafeteria mystery meat or the scintillating scent in the air when you-know-who
glided past your desk... Or maybe it's easier to remember the thrill of passing the final or the fun of the last homecoming
game or hugging your best friends in the world goodbye and knowing you'd be in touch forever... But still, wondering just
a little...Will we always remember?
Remember when you thought
boys had cooties...when friends were new, dreams were un-shattered and worries few...when recess was too short and life was
too long...decisions came easily without need to belong...when storks delivered the babies and passions weren't so strong...friendships
were un-broken...right was right, and wrong was wrong...when bad things didn't happen...when only skinned knees brought tears
and the night light in it's socket quieted all our fears...when farewell meant just for summer and real friends didn't part...the
fun went on forever and never left a broken heart.
Sometimes you need to
run away to see who will follow you.
A guy and a girl can just be
friends...but at one point or another they will fall for each other.... maybe temporarily, maybe at the wrong time, maybe
too late, or maybe forever
Somehow the conversation mentioned your name
and someone asked if I knew you. Looking away I had a thought of all the times we had together, sharing laughter, tears, jokes
and tons more...and then, without explanation you were gone. I looked to where they were waiting for an answer and said softly,
'Once I thought I did'
Best friends hang tough. They don't come with
‘Fragile’ stickers and are not easily scared off, or ticked off. Best friends help you out whenever they can,
make time for you even when they don't have any, and trust your friendship enough to say ‘No’. Best friends are
cross-your-heart-and-hope-to-die, good-times-and-bad-times, borrow-anything, tell-you-everything, trust-you-with-their-deepest-darkest-secrets,
What if you knew the next time you saw me
would be the last? Would you apologize for the mean things you've said? Would you laugh at all the good times we've had? Would
you cry when I left? A true friend would do this, right? Wrong, a true friend would never let me go.
Smiles, tears, giggles, and laughs.
Late night phone calls and cute photographs, I'll be there for you until the day of my death, best friends forever... Till
our very last breath.
Friends find the beautiful things in
us that no one else looks hard enough to find
You know when someone’s your friend
when you can have a big smile on your face and they still know something's wrong
They say true friends stab you in the
front, but I believe true friends shouldn't stab you at all
Being a friend means mastering the art of
timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny, and a time
to pick up the pieces when it’s all over
It hurts to fall in love with
a friend. You keep on hiding your feelings, avoiding it as mush as possible, till you cry your heart out of fear of losing
a friend and a love you never really had
Somewhere between the procrastination...
and the homework... and the incessant forwards... and the friendships... and the calls to each other complaining about crushes...
Somewhere between the phone calls to old friends... And the "I miss you”s, the "I love you”s, and the "What are
we doing tonight?"s...And somewhere between all of the changing and growing... Somewhere between the classes... And the skipping
classes... And the studying for tests... And the pretending to study for tests... And the downright NOT studying for tests...
I forgot... I forgot what high school is all about. I forgot what it meant to cry... I forgot that pretending to be happy
doesn't make you happy... And that pretending to be smart doesn't make you smart... I forgot that you can't just forget the
past in fear of the future... I forgot that you can't control falling in love... And that you can't make yourself fall in
love... I learned that I can love... I learned that it's okay to mess up... And it's okay to ask for help... And it's okay
to feel like crap... I learned it's okay to complain and whine to all your friends for a whole day... I learned that sometimes
the things you want most you just can't have. I learned that the greatest thing about high school isn't the parties or the
drinking or the hook-ups... It's the friendships, which means taking chances... I learned that sometimes the things we want
to forget are the things which we most need to talk about... I learned that letters from friends are the most important things...
And that sending cards to your friends makes you feel better. But, basically, I just learned that my friends... Both old and
new... Are the most important people to me in the world. AND... without them, I wouldn't be who I am today. So this is a thank
you to all of my friends... For always being there. And even if we're not on good terms or we have lost touch... I still care
for you... Always and forever love all you guysWe've gone our separate ways and I know it’s for
the best, but sometimes I wonder, will I ever have friends like you again?