Stages of Friendship


Schoolhouse


"In Kindergarten"

Your idea of a good friend
was the person who let you have the red crayon
when all that was left was the ugly black one.



"In First Grade"

Your idea of a good friend
was the person who went to the bathroom with you
and held your hand as you walked through the scary halls.



"In Second Grade"

Your idea of a good friend
was the person who helped you stand up
to the class bully.



"In Third Grade"

Your idea of a good friend
was the person who shared their lunch
with you when you forgot yours on the bus.



"In Fourth Grade"

Your idea of a good friend was the person
who was willing to switch square dancing partners
in gym so you wouldn't have to be stuck
"Do-si-do-ing" with the dork of the class.



"In Fifth Grade"

Your idea of a friend was the person
who saved a seat on the back of the bus for you.



"In Sixth Grade"

Your idea of a friend was the person
who went up to your new crush, and asked them
to dance with you, so that if they said no
you wouldn't have to be embarrassed.



"In Seventh Grade"

Your idea of a friend was
the person who let you copy the social studies
homework from the night before
that you had forgotten about.



"In Eighth Grade"

Your idea of a good friend was the person
who helped you pack up your stuffed animals
and old baseball cards so that your room would be a
"High Schooler's" room, but didn't laugh at you
when you finished and broke out into tears.



"In Ninth Grade"

Your idea of a good friend was the person
who went with you to that "cool" party thrown by
a senior so you wouldn't wind up being
the only freshman there.



"In Tenth Grade"

Your idea of a good friend was the person
who changed their schedule so
you would have someone to sit with at lunch.



"In Eleventh Grade"

Your idea of a good friend was the
person who gave you rides in their new car,
convinced your parents that you shouldn't be grounded,
consoled you when you broke up with your
significant other, and found you a date to the prom.



"In Twelfth Grade"

Your idea of a good friend
was the person who helped you pick out a college,
assured you that you would get into that college,
helped you deal with your parents who were having
a hard time adjusting to the idea of letting you go.



"At Graduation"

Your idea of a good friend was the person
who was crying on the inside but managed the biggest
smile one could give as they congratulated you.



"The Summer After Graduation"

Your idea of a good friend
was the person who helped you clean up
from that party;
Helped you sneak out of the house when you
just couldn't deal with your parents;
Assured you that now that your significant other were
back together, you could make it through anything;
Helped you pack up for college and just silently hugged
you as you looked through blurry eyes at 18 years
of memories you were leaving behind.



"In Those Last Days Of Childhood"

Your friends went out of their way to come over
and send you off with a hug,
a lot of memories and reassurance that you would make
it in college as well as you had these past 18 years.
But most importantly, they sent you off to college
knowing you were loved.



"Now!"

Your idea of a good friend is still the person
who gives you the better of the two choices;
Holds your hand when you're scared;
Helps you fight off those who try
to take advantage of you;
Thinks of you at times when you are not there;
Reminds you of what you have forgotten;
Helps you put the past behind you but understands
when you need to hold on to it a little longer;
Stays with you so that you have confidence;.
Goes out of their way to make time for you;
Helps you clear up your mistakes;
Helps you deal with pressure from others;
Smiles for you when they are sad;
Helps you become a better person.
And most importantly, a friend who loves you!

~ Author Unknown ~



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