God gives us our family…and I am certain He chooses carefully and wisely. I may not alwaus completely agree with that sentiment, but I know with certainty that my family is always there for me to some extent.
Friends, however, are a completely different animal. The true friend is the one who has seen you at your best and has seen you at your worst and still keeps coming back for more. They do not have those familial ties, they come with some level of obligation. They genuinely love you, come what may.
I am blessed to have a few good friends.