True Friends at such a young age!

by Wejdan
(Saudi Arabia)

When I was 5 years old my family moved to the US for my parents studies. I grew up in America and made some friends but they would always end up hurting me. I never really knew the meaning of friendship until I had met my best friend.

Here's how it went:

It was summer just a few weeks before school starts; I was bored staring out the window when I saw someone swinging on the swings. I jumped up and begged my mom to let me go outside, and she did. I ran outside as fast as I could. I said hello and we started talking and getting to know each other, soon she left to her house and I left to mine. I was so happy that day, and the next day came we'd always play around the neighborhood. School started and we'd always sit next to each other in the bus. I could tell her anything. A year past by and we were closer than ever I truly knew the meaning of friendship! As the days went by it was time for me to go back to my country, go back to Saudi Arabia but I never wanted to leave her. I didn't want to leave my best friend!

I still remember the last night before our trip back to KSA we were so sad and cried our eyes out till all our tears dried. The next morning came and I left. I was happy to see my family but still so sad because I had to leave my best friend. I was depressed for months and then remembered something she'd told me. It was: "Hey don't be sad or cry because if I was with you I wouldn't want you to be like that" and it still cheers me up to this day!

We e-mailed each other until I was in 8th grade then she suddenly got disconnected I got worried and kept praying and hoping she'd reply! But she never did. I was devastated, when I was in 10th grade. My family went back to the US for a visit. I still hoped to see her again. I tried calling her cell phone number but it had changed at that time. I did everything to try and find her but no luck.

We went back home and I had lost hope and gave up, and then I found her on Face book. I couldn't believe my eyes. I was crying tears of joy! And now we are still in contact and are the best of friends!

The lesson I learned from this is to never give up and always hope, cause anything's possible with God!

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