I am not talking about special people as in "special", but someone who comes into your life and makes an impact. I have the pleasure of having several such friends. These are individuals who have made a difference in my life and are there for me no matter what, they withhold judgement and accept me as is. I know I am far from perfect but when a friend just accepts you, it makes you want to be a better person, just for not wanting to disappoint the people who mean the most to you (nice run on sentence...but since its my blog...oh well).
On such person has recently come back into my life. I had a long conversation with them today and it brought back many memories of years ago when we used to hang out and talk. I have always wanted to take this person in my arms and shield them from all of the horrible things in life. I have always felt very protective of this person (perhaps over-protective). In the years since our young days this person had gone through some really horrible and really wonderful experiences that have shaped them into the person they are today. The person they are today is a kind, thoughtful, fun, loving individual. This person has so much to share and so much depth. I remember this as being one of the aspects that drew me to them so many years ago. There are many miles that seperate us in distance, but when we talk and laugh together the miles melt away. I truly wish (hope) that one day I will get the opportunity to be able to see them once again.