Last weekend one of my greatest friends came to visit me from up north. It was her birthday weekend. We didn’t go out on the town or have a big party, but rather we visited the beach and spent our days catching up. We reminisced on days gone by, and planned for the days to come. I’ve known her since the 3rd grade, and we’ve been through a lot together. From childhood fights to high school skits. From a period of time when we lost touch to reconnecting and building a true and lasting friendship. We’ve laughed together, and yes, we’ve cried. But on this day, we discussed the hopes and fears of turning a year older; future vacations we will take together; and how far we’ve come. Getting older can be daunting, but I’m glad I have someone I can share my journey with. I am truly blessed.