Have you ever had someone in your life who helped you figure
out who who you were? Someone who showed you the right path.
Someone who was there right next you even if you did not take
that path. Someone who always seemed to be right, but never held
it against you when you were not. Someone whom without your life
would most likely be entirely different. I have. Her name was
Melissa was more than my neighbor. She was more than my
mentor. She was my best friend. Melissa lived three houses down
from me when I moved into a new neighborhood. She made moving to
a new neighborhood alot easier. She was one of those people who
was friends with everybody. She was friends with everyone because
she was so special. She was always in a good mood, always had
something pleasant to say, and no matter what was going on, she
could get you to smile.
Melissa was a few years older than me but we were b
There were somany times in my life where I would have been completely lostwithout her kind words and soft voice there to soothe andshepherd me. Even though Melissa is not around anymore, she isstill with me. She almost always kept her long golden hair pulled back into apony tail because she was a bit of a tomboy and liked to beathletic. She had been exactly where I was and she knew howperilous the journey of adolescence could be. Even if I did not want to hear what she wassaying. She showed me that getting mad,upset, angry or so irate that I allowed myself to be controlledby my emotions. I was in the fifth grade and she was in junior high whenwe met. Her facial featureswere very soft, yet if you met her once, you would never forgether name. I learned from watching her deal with people that being nicenever fails. Icould always depend on her being there for me with the rightwords of advice.