By Isces Johnson
MY two best friends Kayla and Jakiya. Kayla and I have been friends for eight years ever since we were young, and Jakiya and I are cousins, but I look at her as more than just that. We grew up together, we have forever been friends, and we will always be friends.
Only one of my best friends goes to Foley High School, and that’s Jakiya. Kayla used to live in Foley, Al, but then she moved to Decatur, Georgia. Kayla is moving back next month in November, and I am so very excited! Kayla came here a lot to visit and every moment with her is absolutely cherished.
We all have things in common and most things not in common, but at the end of the day, we always will support each other. Kayla is a cheerleader; she doesn’t like to play other sports,but she like to watch them, and Jakiya plays basketball and soccer. I play basketball, run track, and play volleyball. So really, we have nothing in common in our activities, but we are all fine with knowing that we are all different but make time for each other.
Nobody really knows me as much as my friends do. When I’m mad, sad, and down, they know just by how I’m acting. I know when they are down too. I can tell how they are acting or the way they are texting; we know each other so well that we know when something is wrong.
Jakiya is older than both of us, but I think I act the oldest. Of course Kayla is the youngest, so we have to repeat things to her, because she acts like she doesn’t get it the first time, “lol,” so it’s fine though! We pick each other up and make sure we are always straight, because nobody in a friendship should feel like you not real friends. Problems in a friendship hurt more to me than when you are having romantic heartbreak, because friends do way more together and tell each other everything. A real friendship will not fold, no matter what you go through.
This friendship means a lot to me. These girls are pretty, funny, smart, but they will always be there for me, and I will make sure I’m always there for them. I enjoy being friends with them; they make me laugh more than anybody, and I just hope we continue to keep this friendship going.
When Kayla and I first met, we weren’t talking ver often, because we both were shy, but then day by day we got closer. It seemed like everyday we were with each other, even sometimes on school nights. We had some things in common! We both sucked our thumbs when we were little, so when I first met her she started sucking her thumb, I was thinking, “Wow, I suck my thumb too.” We went swimming together, went to the beach and movies, and out to eat. Anywhere one went, we were both there.
Jakiya and I have always been hanging together, but back then, we were just cousins. Now we are friends and cousins. We tell each other everything no matter what the situation is. We encourage each other quite often to do better and never settle for less, no matter if it’s in school or out of school situations. Every time she tells me something and I don’t listen because I feel like I’m right, I always come back to her and say, “I should’ve listened to you.” Almost every weekend we are now with each other doing something fun. We have the same type of sassy attitude, so sometimes we will stop talking to each other for about ten minutes. She can’t stay mad for long and neither can I.
We do silly things together but it’s never a dull moment.
I want to thank my two best friends for putting up with me, because I know I get on their nerves, because they most definitely get on mine, but that’s what friends are for.
I don’t really like to cry in front of people, but I will with them, because when I know I have a strong bond with someone, I don’t mind showing my feelings. We all look up to each other because sometimes one of us will be wrong and the other will be right. Just because we don’t agree on everything doesn’t mean we can’t be cool or friends.
Support each other and be the best friend you can be to someone who means a lot too you. – Isces Johnson