One of the happy things that happened during this past week was that I had the opportunity to see some old friends....... old, as in we've known each other a LONG time!! :-) My friend, Linda, and I grew up across the street from one another. We had many adventures together. From kool-aid stands to going fishing with her granddaddy, from talent shows in my front yard on summer nights to trips on the city bus to the movies on Saturday afternoons, from playing hop scotch to going way too far from home to "trick or treat" (it was safer then, but our moms still would not have been happy!!). She stills live in the town where we grew up and where my dad lived. So, she came to visit on Friday and it was great to get caught up. We had not seen each other for 24 years. She has a great sense of humor and could always make me laugh.... she made me laugh on Friday and that was a good thing. I needed to laugh.
From first grade through high school and on to college, Donna and Debra (twins) were friends of mine. We, too, had many fun times together. We had spend the night parties, swimming parties, went on school trips together, worked on projects together, and served refreshments at each others' weddings. The last time I saw them was when their father died a few years ago. It was wonderful to see them Friday, as well. They haven't changed a bit...... still quick witted and fun. It was so thoughtful of them to come and I can't tell you how happy it made me to see their faces. I exchanged email addresses with all three and we promised to keep in touch.
I am so grateful for life long friends. Even though we had not seen each other for years, these dear people were there when I needed them. Our history together and the fact that we know and love the same God has bound our hearts together. What a special blessing that is!
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