I met with a friend of mine the other day for coffee....we have known each other for over 8 years now...we met when our first borns were only days old. We have been through EVERYTHING together (birth of all our children, loss of loved ones, moving, etc.) There could be weeks we don't get to talk and maybe we just text each other, but we are there if the other person needs anything. It is someone who I have laughed, cried and prayed with. She is a super person who makes my heart a better place. I love our friendship and I am so thankful for her.
There are a few friends that fall into that category and I am so blessed to have them in my life. I am not the best person on the telephone...I used to love it but for some reason as an adult I really do not like talking on the phone. I would much rather talk in person....unfortunately, that is not always feasible. I know that I have slacked with some of my friendships and I do regret that. I am making a deal with myself that I am going to try and reconnect with some of my college friends in the next coming weeks and catch up on their lives. Again, there are a few that I know as soon as we pick up the phone it will be like we spoke yesterday....I can't wait to hear their voices and listen to what is happening for them right now.
My point is...my "bag" of friendships may be smaller now than it was in the past, but the true friends I have are priceless. They are each unique and I treasure every one of them. You know who you are...thank you for being there for me and I love you.
These are two of my favorite quotes from one of the best examples of friendship:
“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?”
“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered.
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand. "I just wanted to be sure of you.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh