Friday, March 30, 2012

The Family You Choose

 You know those people that just make you want to be a better person just by simply being?

     Hands down, my friends are most definitely better than yours.

These are a few of my favorites...

This kid can make me laugh harder than anyone ever. Tanner is the most real person you will ever meet. He'll give it to you straight up, and he's not going to pretend to be someone he's not. I really respect that. I've spent some time with this kid and he's got some good stories. Some people take him for granted, and they are seriously missing out. He's got my back, and I can trust that he's not going to let me down.

This one's Bayley. Wow. She is the most genuine, beautiful person I have ever met. She cares so much about everyone and everything. I feel like everthing she does, she does well, and that is how I want to be. She is humble and smart and knows exactly what to say to make you feel like the greatest person. Words definitely don't come easy in describing Bayley. She's a keeper, that's one thing I know for sure.

My newest favorite. Chris and I have been friends for about 4 minutes, but I honestly feel like I've known this kid for so long. You can so easily be yourself around Chris. He makes me laugh until my heart hurts, but he also knows when to be serious. Chris puts other people's feelings before his own and is so easy to get along with. There is so much talent bundled up under that hat that it will blow your mind. Seriously though.

Niels is my sister. I could really talk to this kid for hours. There aren't many people I trust as much as him, and I feel like we can talk about anything. Most of my favorite memories from the past couple years include Niels and it's going to be hard to let him leave for two years. He has so much strength and wisdom and I know he will give me the best advice. I can always ask him for help, and I never have to worry what he'll think of me, he just cares.

Gorgeous. This girl is so beautiful and smart. She has good style and reads so many books. Hayley is seriously so easy to love. This girl is constantly happy and makes me want to be happy. She might be a little more subtle than the others, but she doesn't go unnoticed. Hayley can light up the room just by being in it.  

Tonight, I got to see all these beauties, and that is what made it a beautiful night.

In three short days, I am leaving these people (among many others) to go live in Moab. This is what I need right now, and I know its where I'm supposed to be, but I already know its going to be really hard. About a week after I left Moab to come home for the winter last season, it was all I could think about to go straight back. Now the time is here, and it's hard to walk away from these people who make me better every day. These people who brought me back from a very dark place. These people who I want to spend every second with. These people that make me the happiest, luckiest girl. These people who probably can't even comprehend how much they mean to me.

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