There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Your friends are foundational relationships. Some you’ve known for years—perhaps since the fourth grade. Some are recent but fill your soul with a feeling that you’ve known them forever. Neither time nor distance diminish the special place your friends have in your life.
Some things you take for granted—but not your friends. Without having exchanged vows to take care of each for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish until death do you part, that’s what you’ve done. It’s a contract that you’ve written in your hearts.
You share your songs and your sorrows. Your friends occupy an exclusive place in your heart reserved for life’s most valued treasure.
Life is partly what you make it,
and partly what your friends make it.