When I went away to college my freshmen year, I was told I would meet friends that would develop into lifelong friendships. Over my time at Vanguard I have discovered this to be true and I have been so blessed by the friendships I have created. In my blog, Fall Adventures and Lifelong Friendships, I talked about some of the first friends I made at Vanguard and how our friendships have grown.

photoLast week, I got to show one of my friends and teammates my hometown for a couple of days. We went on a hike to a waterfall and spent the day at the river. Having Melissa come to visit made me realize how valuable our friendship is and I was so lucky to get to share with her another piece of my life.

Throughout my life I have experienced many different types of friendships and have realized that people will come and go from your life. There are friends for moments, seasons and lifetimes. While it is perfectly fine to develop different friendships with people throughout different seasons of your life, I have found that the friends who stick by your side throughout every season in your life are the best kinds of friends to have.

As many of you go through the end of your senior year and see one chapter of your life closing, it is very possible that many of your friendships will fade while some will grow even stronger. Most importantly you will develop new friendships as you begin a new chapter in your life in the fall.