My middle school friends made my days wonderful


Tamara Wanyoike

My friend Tamara and I at Cedar Point

Middle school is a place I can’t forget. There were a lot of people who made beautiful and sweet memories, but the biggest ones came from my two best friends—named Tamara and Ruth. 

Ruth, Tamara, and I had tried our best making and keeping our friendship for four years. I can’t replace them. If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t be who I am today or have nostalgia to look through these past months after eighth grade when the summer break began. 

As my mind keeps on recalling those flashbacks, I can barely hold in my tears as my heart starts to ache a little bit. I wish I could go back in time and tell them how freshman year is going. I wish those moments of eighth grade hadn’t gone by so quickly. I know I could keep in touch with them online, but honestly, I’d rather see them again in person.

Tamara is that brave girl willing to challenge herself and do her best in everything she does. Her heart is strong and pure, and her mind is sharp and determined.

What both of these girls have in common is that I know they’re real friends.

I found that motivating about her character, and I feel extremely lucky to have her as a close acquaintance. Whenever a hardship passes by and I share my emotions about it, Tamara has the ability to give empathy and take the time to listen to what I need to say. She cares about what I’m going through, and I really appreciate it. Even though I didn’t say it out loud, I did it with my actions because actions speak louder than words.

Tamara isn’t someone who uses plenty of words aloud, but she can speak through every deed she does. I am thankful for Tamara’s presence in the past four years. I hope that I’ll meet her again in any location with the two of us seeing each other face to face.

I absolutely can’t leave out remembering Ruth. Like Tamara, she always has a way of bringing happiness to me, and the most adorable aspect of her is her method of making me laugh every day. Her jokes and funny faces are one of the best things in my life, and I earned the comfort of being pulled into our warm hugs. It’s a simple action but has a significant impact on me. I am so grateful to have had Ruth as a BFF since sixth grade. Again, I wish to actually encounter her anytime soon and say hello again.

What both of these girls have in common is that I know they’re real friends. Real friends who truly help me get through my rough bumps as well as being genuinely proud of me whenever I make any accomplishments or do something very stupendous. Again, I appreciate everything they’ve done for me. That’s what a true friend is. Not a toxic friend.

I pray that all three of us will come together and spend quality time together like we did in middle school.