As you grow up, you learn that even the one person that was not supposed to ever let you down, probably will. You will fight with your best friend and maybe even fall in love with them. I guess the one thing you never expect though, is to have your heart broken.

I hate the rain. Actually I hate all water, lakes, rivers, ponds, puddles, you name it. The very thought of drowning terrifies, but with her, I always found myself making an exception. After all, she was my best friend.

I guess I should start from the beginning. My name is Miley Stewart and I'm seventeen years old. I live in Crowley Tennessee, population you ask? Pretty dang small. I just recently graduated from Crowely High School. It always amazed me how each year so many kids I had grown up with would flee from this place the moment they graduated. In my opinion, I have never had a problem with this small town life. That house right there, it's the house I grew up in, the school is just about ten miles from here over that mountain you see. I rode my horse for the first time inside those white fences in my back yard. See that Oak tree over there? Well that's where I had my first kiss... a few miles back that way you'll a beautiful waterfall... and well that, that's where I fell in love for the first and only time in my life. A little past the cornfields you see on your right when you enter Crowley and past Mrs. Ireland's Cafe, is St. Jacob's Church, the cemetery behind it is where we buried my mother when I was much younger. This is my home, my family, my life, and I wouldn't change it for anything. For the most part, I am just like any other country girl. I live on a ranch that has been in my family for eight count them eight generations, I have a horse, her names Chelsea, and I have raised her since she was just pony. I have a hug, amazing family that consists of my father, grandmother, aunts, uncles, cousins, and I will even throw in my older brother Jackson, he is a pain, but you gotta love him. As for friends, truthfully there have only been two other people in my life that I have cared about outside of my family. My friend Travis Brody is one of them. He has been my best friend since Kindergarten; his family owns another ranch a few miles away. Our families are pretty certain that we will get married one day, but we both know that will never happen. You see there is only one person who has ever had my heart, and to tell you the truth I just do not think I will ever get it back again. Oh and that second person I was telling you about, that would be the blonde haired, ocean eyed beauty that still has my heart(even though she doesn't happen to know it)out in Southern California, Lilly Truscott.

Life comes with no guarantees, no time outs, and no second chances.