Today I'm thankful for the periods of time that cement close friendships.
It's the thing that happens early in life when you see someone every day in school...or later in life at work. It's getting to live with someone for a year and sharing meals, late nights and early mornings. It's the people you count on seeing every week at the gym. The people you are lucky enough to share your path with for a piece of time - long enough to let them inside.
I've always been so thankful for the times that open that gate to long, intimate friendships.
The experiences that make comfortable, lifelong friendships possible. The moments that foreshadow dinners and phone calls reserved for catching up. The things you look back on and have to connect over and share for the rest of your life.
So...to the faces and heart warming voices that keep showing back up...I'm thankful for you and the road we took to get here.