Why I am Extra Thankful this Holiday Season

Recently, I have been thinking a lot about how grateful I am for my best friend. This summer the unimaginable occurred and I almost lost her. At the end of June 2018, Megan got into a serious life-threatening motorcycle accident. When I heard the news, my heart fell to the floor and I was not sure how to react. I never imagined that anything this bad could happen. I still remember the uneasy feeling in my stomach when I was on my way to the hospital. When I arrived and saw her, I totally passed out. I was in total shock and was so scared for my best friend. I never wanted to imagine a life without her, and at that time I thought I might have to.

Megan was a huge part of life growing up. We have literally gone through just about everything together. Our parents would get so mad because we would spend at least a week at each other’s house during the summer, we just couldn’t get enough of each other. She is so important to me that I would truly call her my sister. It is like we have one huge family together when you combine mine and hers because my parents love her like a daughter and I know her parents love me just as much. When holidays come around we go to every function together. We will split up our day going to her family functions for half and then to mine.

Anyone who knows me, doesn’t know me without Megan. If I meet someone new she is always the first to meet them as well. There is no one in this world that knows me better than she does, sometimes, she even knows me better than myself and that’s scary. There are no words to describe how much I love her. No matter what is going on in our lives we find time to talk to each other. Our bond is something I cherish and that will never fade. I truly wish that everyone had a Megan in their life. Because everyone needs the support and love that Megan shares with me. I could totally fail a test and Megan would just be proud that I showed up to take the test. That tells you something, doesn’t it? This past summer I realized that I took my friendship with Megan for granted. I have not taken much time to reflect on how truly great of a friend she is and how much she means to me.

After her accident, I will never take her granted again. I have realized how lucky I am that she is still with me. In fact, I won’t take anyone for granted anymore. This holiday season we should all reflect on the amazing friendships we have. We never know when our time someone could be our last. Never take a person for granted and always be grateful for everyone in your life!

HCXO,

Elizabeth