Growing up, I was surrounded with such amazing people whom I called friends. They turned into people I can’t imagine myself living without — my non-biological family. They so much played significant roles in my pretty messed-up life. They witnessed me grow into who I am now. They felt my pain when I was going through rough times; they smiled with me when things were working well for me in many ways. They show me what it’s like to be able to realize who I really am. They’ve come to accept the fact that I’m flawed, because we all are. They see my capabilities when I, myself, no longer believe that I can. They’re my eyes when I am too busy with some other things; they’re my ears when I’m being consumed by my thoughts that I can’t hear what I have to; they’re my mouth when I can’t speak on my own; they’re my feet that take me to places I’ve never been before. I sometimes think like I’ve been so blessed with such awesome people that I feel like I don’t deserve them. They are my precious gems. Little do they know how grateful I am to have them in my life. People, you know who you are. Thank you.
“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” — Elbert Hubbard
The title is from Miley Cyrus’ song, Wherever I Go.