just look beside you

So today I said farewell to 3 very important people in my life. Lately this whole South Carolina drama has gotten deep under my skin, that I have buried myself in school work. I guess you could look at that as a good thing, but for the most part it isn't. I had one of the best Thanksgiving's that I have had in a while. Firas, Maher, and Mona came to visit. We spent our days staying up all night at Mohammad & Fahhads house watching movies and talking all night. Friday I was supposed to head out to Clemson for the Carolina Clemson game (which by the way, we officially SUCK) and I decided that the escape that I had been longing to get out of this town for, I already got it. This past break it felt like I was in a completely different town surrounded by different people, and I was absolutely in love. Sometimes the people that make it all better, had been there all along. I guess that's what the true meaning of "Thanksgiving" really is. I have been around these people since I was 6 years old, and not once did I cross my mind that their one simple hug could make all of the pain and problems disappear. Since I am the oldest child of my immediate family, it's hard to set the example that my sister and brother should role model. I've always felt incomplete without an older brother or sister around but I always managed to get by. The love and warmth that my cousins provided for me this week are feelings I probably will never be able to forget. I know now that I have 4 older brothers and one best friend that will always have my back. Mona actually went to University of South Florida and now lives in Miami :) I have a place to spring break!