23 September 2011
How My Best Friend Has Changed My Life
Like any kid growing up I had a best friend; as I grew up she was the big sister I never had and to this day nobody can compare to her in my eyes. As kids we always promised each other we’d never leave each others side; back then I never imagined one day Jenna, my best friend would be more than just a phone call away. As time has gone on Jenna without even knowing has taught me so many lessons being strong and patient are just a to name a few.
My best friend, Jenna Ahern, grew up down the street from me; her two older sisters were my nannies during the summer, which was the main reason we were so close. Over one summer Jenna was sick of me being the only kid my age with water wings, she knew water frightened me by she decided she was going to fix that. That same day she convinced me one day to take my water wings off and little by little I faced my fear of the water, and by the time summer came to an end I could swim on my own. This was the first big fear I remember facing, never after that summer have I been afraid of water, or swimming. As we started getting older we fell apart, and for a time we didn’t even know each other anymore. I had felt like all of those years and memories should be erased, I was too young to even know how to stop it. As the time flew by my sophomore year of high school I had a very random facebook message, Jenna, my childhood best friend who I’d fallen out with began telling me a story. Never did I dream it’d drastically change the next three years of my life.
Jenna explained she had made a mistake; she had thrown her ex boyfriend over the edge. He had become so tired of her he thought filing a restraining order was the only way to be left alone. In her mind she figured she knew him well enough to go see him anyways and to try convincing him to drop it. After she went to his house the cops were called, Jenna heard the...