These boys have been friends since they were 4 years old. I have been hearing their chattering voices for years. Now, at the age of 14, they have an entire vocabulary and world of their own, one rooted in the fact that they know each other so well. On Saturday, they participated in a school community service project cleaning up a local beach. As I listened to them talk and laugh as they worked together to tackle the task, I was reminded of the power of their friendship. It’s a great blessing.