I look back on my high school days and I would literally give anything back to be there. I was relatively care free, I was hanging with the “cool” kids, our world revolved around football, and stress was not even in my vocabulary. I have very vivid memories throughout those four years with hundreds of different acquaintances. Despite what my facebook says I talk to maybe twenty of those people that I was friends with in high school. It is funny how when you go through something life changing people you used to be close with are no longer in your life. Something I have learned over the past couple of years is that the people who truly love you will be by your side no matter what. I am not able to leave my house to do whatever I want, due to my condition, but my best friends still make time to come see me. Two of my best friends, Blair and Jes, have been in my life since preschool and by the looks of it they are not going anywhere.
Something else that has kicked me in the ass the last two or three years is how important my family is. When I was 17 years old I literally thought I was a million and a half times cooler than my parents. I have always been close with my mom, dad, and sisters but they would still embarrass me in front of my friends. Now, when I am in the hospital I always have at least one family member in there keeping me company. Whether it is my dad and boyfriend driving me nuts with electronic monopoly, my mama on her ipad, or my sisters sneaking me candy they are ALWAYS there for me.
Basically what I am trying to say is that the people who REALLY, REALLY love you will be there no matter what and make sure you appreciate your family because they love you more than you know!! Surround yourself with people that make you a better person and that, in turn, you can help as well!