Last Friday, as the boys were headed back to Dallas from their 4th annual New Year’s trip, a dear friend sent the Moms this photo with a message about how much she enjoys spending time ringing in the new year with our boys each year. She and her husband have opened up their home for them to attend the last four years. Their time together is packed with lots of, laughs, hikes, fishing, Frisbee golf, air soft wars and fireworks and of course good food.
Before the holidays, Cameron and I worked on several scholarships together. Depending on the scholarship, an essay or question was required for him to write about. One question was on friendship and seemed so fitting to share after their week together. Here is what Cameron shared on the impact of true friendship.
I found my true friends at the age of 12. These three have been by my side nonstop. The value of true friends is knowing they are there regardless what life brings your way. Knowing you have their trust too. They have guided me through life’s challenges and offered advice along the way. When you experience this kind of friendship, you will know because it’s a feeling like nothing you have ever had. My friends have been there for me with no judgement. We have different interests, but all have one thing in common which is caring for each other. We all will head off to different colleges next year, but true friends are always together in spirit.
Before Cameron left out on his trip he informed me that one day, it would not surprise him if his friends start bringing their families all together on this annual trip in the years to come!