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This I Believe… Mariah Blystone


This I Believe by Mariah Blystone

I believe love conquers all. I’m not talking about the romantic type of love, but rather the rare love in a friendship, the friendship between best friends. The love when you know they will always be there no matter what with opens arms. I met my best friend in seventh grade. I thought she was quiet and shy, but there was something that made me want to know her. We got to the point where every time you saw me, you saw her. We we’re a brunette and a blonde with an inseparable bond. We we’re complete opposites though. She was quite. I was loud. She was focused on school. I could care less. She always made lists. I just went with the flow. Regardless of our differences, we were best friends. We stayed strong through the summer before tenth grade. We spent every single day of the summer together and loved every minute of it. We had amazing memories that I will never forget.

Then tenth grade came. Some small arguments turned into us not talking, ever. I would see her in class and nothing was said. I looked at her and wanted to yell I MISS YOU, but was cared that she wouldn’t feel the same. We we’re both hardheaded and I don’t even remember how the fight started. Then on day I was looking at the book we made and realized that right now I needed my best friend. I messaged her and said can we talk? I immediately got a phone call from her. I answered crying and said I missed you. I was so excited to hear MY best friend say I miss you too. It was like nothing changed.

Through tough times, the ones that love you are always there. Love conquers all stupid fights and months on not talking. When you love someone, forgiveness is understood. We always talked about a rewind button that we wanted. I would never rewind our hard times though, because they helped us today. We love each other, simple as that. That love can get us through anything because I believe that love, even the best friend kind, can conquer anything.

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    PGHS Love BookJan 13, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I really enjoyed this article as well. I do believe love can conquer most things, in fact that is one of the things I try to keep in mind while posting on Facebook.

    – PGHS Love Book <3 <3 <3

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    Lexie TaylorNov 7, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    I love this article. It’s so true, I feel like when people talk about love they automatically assume the romantic kind; however the best friend kind can be so much more sometimes. Romantic love can change throughout the years but your best friends are the ones who are going to be with you throughout your life and truly stick with you through thick and thin.

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    Rachel WaymackOct 29, 2010 at 6:57 am

    I really like your article and how you talked about friendship instead of simply romantic love. This is a moving story about the power of true friendship.

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    Jessica MarshallOct 28, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Being the other side of this story, this article means the world to me. Even though we aren’t good friends anymore, I can still agree with everything in here. That’s all I can say.

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    Joi HammOct 28, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    I love this quote because its true. You will meet a lot of people in your life time but in the end the ones you share love with, will always be there. Love with real friends are important as well as with family and an significant other. Love is the most important thing to me in this world. Love is something you cant buy, and it is to be cherished. True love conquers all!

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    Madison GuidryOct 27, 2010 at 11:13 am

    This is amazing. I like how Mariah went off of the romantic love and focused on friendship. Love can bring people together because you may fight, but if there is true love there, the fights will make you stronger.

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    Carrie YoungOct 26, 2010 at 5:08 am

    Although there were several grammatical errors, I really enjoyed this opinion article. It is probably different for me reading it because I know the whole story about the fight, but Mariah is right, love can bring people together. Great job 🙂

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    AutreyJun 8, 2010 at 7:15 am

    I like your story. I agree that there are friends like that. Good story 🙂