I've heard it said
That people come into our lives
For a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led
To those who help us most to grow
If we let them
And we help them in return.
Well I don't know if I believe that's true
But I know I'm who I am today
Because I knew you.
I find myself singing this song often. It is from my favorite musical Wicked and I know every word of the whole song! It also comes to mind as I have memories come into my head and those memories lead more and more memories...letting them flow through my mind like music on a piano. I would like to introduce anyone who is reading this to my best friends, and the coworkers that made my summer bearable.
Firstly, there is this girl, her name is Megan and at the beginning of the summer I was informed that I could not be friends with her. Obviously I didn't listen. Megan did a lot for me this summer, and I wish I knew how to properly explain my gratitude and love for her, but I know that I am not nearly eloquent enough to do so. She and I became good friends, and I talked to her about everything...She is way sarcastic and likes to tell people that she'll cut them, but I've definitely seen the softer side of her...we are very similar and that makes it even more fun! I think we will keep in touch and have a long friendship. I consider her one of the best friends that I've ever had.
Ariel Hong is an amazing little Asian girl. She was just some freshman in my building during the school year, but we've had many good times together since then. We've had sleepovers (which I never have really done much of...but I liked it), and just stayed up til 2 am talking about, well, nothing...then realizing we need stuff from walmart so we drive there just to forget what we needed. Ariel is a confused and hilarious, but she doesn't know why she's either. What a girl! And, she's really good at keeping in contact AND taking pictures...two good qualities! Ariel is a great friend, and I'm grateful to have her as my friend!
Jessica Callahan...I am not really sure how to describe her other than hilarious and flirtatious! She always makes me laugh, and knows just how to hit on the boys we worked with...mainly Skyler. She has seen me talk about my feelings, and she just listened, which is nice, but strange that I actually told her about my feelings...She is a very loving young lady, and I hope nothing but the best for her!
Skyler Crouch is a real man...he always does what he needs to and is not as innocent as everyone thinks he is. He seems sheltered and young and innocent, but he knows dirty jokes and always had a smile to brighten my days. I didn't get to know Skyler nearly as much as I wish I could have, but I hope he and I will keep in touch and will still see each other occasionally. He is really a great guy, and I hope everyone he meets will realize that.
Tim Colvin, what an interesting fellow. He and I definitely had our ups and downs, and I didn't give him a whole lot of a chance until about the last two weeks and for that I am sorry. He and I had a lot of fun together and I think we could have been amazing friends, but hopefully we'll keep in contact and become better friends even though we live in different states.
Next there is Blake Fisher. He and I were alright friends, but I didn't have a lot of time with him, so I don't know him as well as I would like to. He's a great guy, and we've had a few deep conversations, but I wish we had had more. Hindsight is 20/20, and I wish I had talked to him more. He is a very insightful and loving guy, and he always cares about everyone's feelings, no matter who they are.
Megan Nield was my suit-mate. She was fun to talk to and hang out with, but I always thought she would rather be with Annette or Jessica than me, so I tried to not bother her. When we did hang out it was always fun, and I love her laugh, it's so...her. It's great! She is fun and has a good sense of humor, for that I am grateful. She is a wonderful girl, and she is in love with Sam, who is a missionary, which is a tough situation for any girl!
Then there is Annette Harris. She and Evan Moss make an amazing couple and I love watching how happy she is with him. She is a fun girl and she is always happy and smiling. I love that about her...she is always making everyone else feel better!
Finally, there is Cole Talbot. He was not around much because he was engaged to a lovely lady named Ali. He is married now (YAY!) but he did listen to a lot of my feelings and concerns, and helped me surprisingly a lot! He is quite a guy.
Also, one girl that was not my coworker, but has been my friend since my first week at BYU...my freshman roommate Nichole. She and I always get along and we've had our share of fun. She is a great girl, who takes my advice on pretty much every subject, especially boys. She always asks for boy advice, even though I don't really know why she would ask me. Anyway, she's been my friend for a long time, and I'm grateful for her.
To end this, is the last verse of the song:
It well may be
That we will never meet again
In this lifetime
So let me say before we part
So much of me
Is made of what I learned from you
You'll be with me
Like a hand print on my heart.
And now whatever way our stories end
I know you have re-written mine
By being my friend.
[I love you guys!]