I realized the other night that come August I will have been friends with LG for 30 years. That shocked me! I’m not sure why as I’m 44 years old now and we met when we were freshmen in high school.
The day we met I was petrified. I had moved from a town with a poplulation of 600 to a high school of 600 students. Talk about fear-filled teenager! As I walked into my Physical Science class I saw a red headed sweet looking gal. I sat at the table for four and we became best friends.
Now she lives down the road and around the corner from me, funny how life turns out like that!
Right after realizing this momentous time in my life another amazing thought crossed my mind. My good friend EK, well she was about six months old when I met LG in 1985. I didn’t feel old but it did take me back for a moment. My friend EK is wise for her age and I feel our bond has grown in the short time we have had together.
My relationship with each woman is special in it’s own way. We have common interests and things that we can relate to. For instance, LG and I have grown daughters, we are grandmas, and rocked the 80’s hair so very well! On the other hand EK and I share raising younger children currently, attend the same church and bible study, are stay at home mothers, and most recently Usborne books are high on our list of likes.
I’ve stated before how very fortunate I am to have many friends in my life. Many good friends that support me in different aspects in my life. They lift me up and hold my hand in times of need. They laugh and cheer me on when I am venturing into the unknown, and yes they even tell me how it is when I need it. My cup runneth over with friendships. I am a better person for those that I call friend.
LG and EK haven’t met one another as of yet, but I’m sure in the future this will occur. I’m also sure they will enjoy one another’s company and making new connections can be life changing. When I think back to my friendships and how they began, most of them were through another friend introducing us. So it’s the gift that keeps on giving! Friendship!
I hope your life is full of friendships and connections, for these bring memories, joys, and growth. Take the time to introduce a friend to another friend today! Share the love!
Grace is a gift,