I was able to witness this in the past week with my oldest son. A couple of his little buddies came over to sit on the couch with him after he had surgery on his foot. They knew he couldn't get around much so they didn't run or play in the house, they didn't jet straight outside to ride bikes or shoot hoops, they just sat with him to keep him company. It was amazing to see that even at such a young age, the bond of true friendship can begin to grow.
My BFF and her husband had to go home yesterday and we miss them already. It was a great time to be able to get together again. I can only hope that our little ones will be fortunate enough to have true friendships that grow and last throughout their lives as well. A friend that will be there no matter what - through thick and thin - is worth more than all the world. Even when it's sometimes hard to stand on your own two feet, a true friend will be there by your side. Few things in life are greater than this.