October 22nd, 2006 12:34 EST
Today is my block party. As I am walking around my colorfully decorated block, I see my mom. She is as red as a tomato. I look around and see that everyone around me is crying intensely. My best friend looks normal, so I ask him, "What`s up? " The answer stabs my heart.
"I`m moving to Atlanta, Georgia," he says.
"Yeah right!", I say in disbelief.
"No really!", he responds!
Now, I was scared. I thought to myself, is my best friend and our relationship going to be stretched apart by miles?
"Why Atlanta?", I ask?
"My dad accepted the perfect job for him and the pay is great," he said. I could tell by his eyes that he was not thrilled about moving.
My feelings were all mixed together as though they were in a giant blender, mixed with anger, rage, sadness, and many other emotions. I could tell that my best friend`s feelings were a mirror image of mine. I did not know what to say or do.
Later, it hit me how much only he and I could do together. We would not have that anymore; but I realized it was for the best. He was not moving for three months and we would treasure that remaining time like gold.
When he does move away, I will accept it and try to keep our relationship like a tight wire. Through this experience, our friendship will grow.