True friendship knows no limits. True friendship will provide moments of sanity and normality to a life that is anything but sane and normal. True friendship will never end. True friendship will last forever, but sometimes distance will keep you apart. Sometimes distance will keep you apart much longer than you can even imagine.
I remember Lucas spending countless hours with Tyler. Cheering him up and cheering him on. There were endless games of UNO where Tyler would somehow win every time. I asked Lucas about those games and how it was possible for Tyler to win every single game. He just smiled.
Friendship knows no limits.
When Tyler was bedridden and could only move his right arm, we bought him a small basketball hoop with a ball no bigger than his hand. Lucas would retrieve the ball over and over again, saying,
"Great shot, Tyler!,"
"This kid is on fire!"
Tyler would smile his beautiful smile. He felt bigger when Lucas was there. He felt normal when Lucas was there.
Friendship provides moments of sanity in the midst of the insane.
On occasion I will stop by the cemetery to visit Tyler and I will find Lucas sitting next to his friend. It's heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. True friendship lasts forever, but sometimes the distance will keep you apart longer than you can imagine.
“We'll be friends forever, won't we, Pooh?' asked Piglet.
"Even longer," Pooh answered.
Cherish every moment.
Whatever It Takes