This summer has been something that I have to say that I appreciate with all of my heart. Andrew Paul Creswell, you are one of my best friends and I love you. Being with you for the first time in 3 years and sharing the moments that we have so far, I am truly grateful for the time that we have spent together. Being with you is starting to teach me some things about patience (I know it doesn’t show very much…), independence, and security. Sometimes we forget how to relax, how to unwind and break out of that working mode. Sharing a good laugh or childhood stories makes me feel that much closer to you. Even though I sometimes impulsively express doubt and try to push away, I hope you know that I am still trying to learn to not speak or act out of fear. There is so much more that we have to learn about each other. We have come a long ways in the years separated and these times now that we can hold and comfort each other. Whether or not we stay together after I leave, I have thoroughly enjoyed the time that we have spent together this last month.