…..and so should you!

A Proud Friend

So I have seen so many post about being a proud mother or a proud father or a proud grandparent. Well I’m none of those things.  So I thought an appropriate name for this would be A Proud Friend. I think people forget about their friends when it comes to: what to post about. I don’t always think about an achievement of a friend as something to be proud of them for.  But now that I’m spending the time to think about it, I am proud of them. All of them for different things.

At the moment I am over-the-top proud of my best friend, Ava.  She recently started her own blog (Avasworldofava.com) and it is flourishing. She has been posting her FABULOUS drawings, some of which I can’t believe she did, but also her lovely writing. I am proud of her mostly for being runner up for the Poughkeepsie Journal’s Scary Story contest! She is an amazing writer and I am truly proud of her. I am proud of her in every way.

Now, I know I’m twelve, but I know the difference between being “proud” of some one and being “happy” for some one. I was happy for Ava when she discovered that she loved sports (I told her she would). I was happy for her when she started her first blog, and then again when she started her second. BUT I am proud of her for sticking with her third blog. I am proud of all the followers Ava has and every view she gets.  And I am over-the-moon proud that she came in second for the scary story contest (not to mention that I edited it for her!) I am truly proud of my best friend, 10 years in the running.

Ava(left) And Me(right) At our fifth grade graduation 2 years ago

Ava(left) And Me(right) At our fifth grade graduation two years ago

Ava has been very supportive of me. She is a faithful follower and always comments. She has been there for me when I really needed her. Ava is definitely one of, if not, my best friend. We have seen the best and the WORST of each other. We can fight like a cat and dog, then we can make up and be best friends again. We have a bit of a competitive friendship so this happens often but we’re getting better at letting each other win.  She is an amazing friend, and I can’t wait to see what else I can be proud of her for.

I am also proud/happy for my other friends:  Maddie who came in first in the contest and Ali and Alex who got Honorable Mentions. All of the awards my friends won were under the 6-8 grade division. Our class took up all  the spots for that division. Some of my other friends also made it on to the Poughkeepsie Journal’s site for their story’s covers.  I don’t know if any of you remember, but I posted my scary story (Though the Woods) a while back. I didn’t win anything but I still had fun writing it and I hope you enjoyed it.

Click on this link for Ava’s blog

Click on this link for the Scary Stories stuff

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Comments on: "A Proud Friend" (6)

  1. My dear Hannah, I have always admired your ability to be a good friend. You know what is important, and you stand by your friends and your convictions. Your pride in your friends, I am certain, is appreciated by all who know you. Stay the course. Believe in your friends. And…keep…writing!

  2. Hannah, you are the sweetest, most loving, amazing, awesome, beautiful, supportive best friend, and I love you soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo100000000000x much! Thank you for everything you have done for me. I would make a list, but it would be endless. You are an amazing person, and I admire you in so many ways, starting with your mad blogging talent! These last ten years would have been so empty if I didn’t have you to fill my days with happiness. You are always there for me, and I appreciate your friendship more than you can ever imagine. It’s never been hard for you to be the best person you can be, and I’m looking forward to our future adventures together. I love you so much.

    -Ava ❤

    P.S I wouldn't have gotten very far without you beside me. Thanks for everything.

  3. LOVE!! Beautiful, Hannah! You gals are full of sweetness. xoxox Mama

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