I have friends that simply mean the world to me. I may actually regard them more like family, than some family itself. Some I've been through almost twenty years of life with. Some a much shorter time, but it doesn't mean that they didn't have just as strong of an impact on my me.
A shoulder to cry on. A voice on the other side of the phone. Words on a screen, either from 5 minutes away or 5,000 miles.
In the best of times. In the worst of times.
Drinking buddies & a light at the end of the tunnel.
I would do just about anything for them.
But sometimes, friends leave. By no fault of your own. And there's really nothing you can do about it. People act out of their own perceptions and there's absolutely no way you will ever change their view. But I can say this, I have never acted out towards a friend maliciously, and I never plan to do so. It may not be clear what is right or wrong, but there's always a good and bad to any situation.
So let's just say the friends that stay through thick and thin, will be the ones until the end. This I know for sure.
"Friends are born, not made."
-Henry B. Adams