A friend loves at all times, but a brother is born for adversity. Prov 17:17
Walking through challenges does one of two things - draws us closer to people or pulls us apart. What a blessing to have friends (and family) that stand with us in our hard times.
One of my favorite passages on trials is from the book of Isaiah.
I pray that my children will develop strong friendships and also that their relationships with their siblings/family would always be strong and sure.
May you all be blessed with the gift of friendship,