The older I get, the more I cherish my friendships. I have been blessed to have several long-term friendships. My friend, Zsuzsanna, of 27 years lost her sister and her mother within three days of each other. I promised her if anything happened, I would travel to Hungary. Now, here I was flying solo over 5000 miles and two airports to Hungary. Friendship has a way of removing fears and allowing faith to take over. To me, friendship means going the extra mile, removing personal barriers and doing whatever it takes to keep a promise.