I've been thinking about posting a tribute to my wonderful friends for quite some time now. After some wonderful time spent with friends today, I think it's a good time to give a shout-out to all my wonderful friends for all they've done for me.
First of all, I have to give a shout-out to all my awesome roommates, both past and present, who have made living here in Provo such a great experience. At this moment, I'm particularly grateful to my former roommate Lauren (who even after more than two years since we lived together is still interested in my life and how I'm doing), my former roommate Allie (who can still make me laugh even when we can only stay in touch long-distance; I was reading some of her comments on some of my old Facebook statuses, and they cracked me up! :)), and my current roommate Jill (who has already made this current living situation so fun, and who is so easy to talk to and be around). I have been blessed to have such great people in my apartments.
I also have to give a shout-out to all my fantastic classmates in the ComD department. Because of the way the classes are scheduled in BYU's ComD program, most of my classmates from my first semester in this program have taken the same classes at the same time, so I usually have the same people in my classes. It's great to see familiar faces, even on the first day of class. I had to laugh when my Rhetoric and Civilization class is still dead silent before class starts, even after a week of classes, and my ComD classes were noisy and buzzing with excitement on the first day. :) And I've been especially happy to see and catch up with the good friends I've made throughout my time in the program. To Devyn, Rylee, Heather, Kara, Liz, and all my other wonderful friends there, thanks for making my classes such a fun experience, and thanks for putting up with all my craziness. :)
And finally, thanks to all my friends in my ward, and to all my friends outside of BYU and Provo who just make my life so much more rich and full. I don't know what I'd do without all of you. My friends have gotten me through a lot of hard times in my life. And they've brought so many good times. Second only to my family, my relationships with my friends are my most treasured and prized possessions. I thank my Heavenly Father with all my heart that He has put all of these incredible people in my life. Thanks for all you do!