I've been told I have "a lot of best friends" because I say "they're one of my best friends" about a lot of people.

Here's the thing though:

 I really mean it.
So what makes a "best friend?"

As I have been thinking about this recently I've realized it all boils down to love. True, pure, Christlike LOVE. I think about the people that at one point or another I said they were one of my best friends and every single one of them has been there for me at my worst, hardest, growingest (yes, I just made that up) times. And they still loved me. And treated me like I mattered. I am incredibly grateful for every single one of them.

The world needs more people like my best friends. Because they're the coolest.

Shout out to my homies. You know who you are. :) if you think you might be one of them, just count yourself as part of the crew. The more the merrier-- and you have probably changed my life without even knowing it. so thanks.

Even though a lot of our relationships have changed; some are married, some even have kidlets, some are still on missions, some are just way far away, some of us have just drifted apart, etc., etc. I am still SO grateful that Heavenly Father allowed me to have such wonderful people come into my life-- even for a moment-- just to show me what true love is all about. Plus, some of them are still around and I talk to them ALL the time.

Life is so good to me. Best friends forever?
Forever and ever.

in no particular order AT ALL. a few of my best friends:

^^^ my brothers. they are so cool. ^^^

^^^ these fabulous girls. holy high school. too much fun. ^^^

^^^ lainey loup. ^^^

^^^ meggie. ^^^

^^^ this girl. sister oberfield. ^^^

^^^ my sisters. seriously, I don't know what I would do without them. ^^^

^^^ homegirl. seriously. the kid is a month old - she's changed my life and we are best friends. I mean look at us. we match. ^^^

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