Saturday, April 6, 2013

F.....is for friends

I grew up on a farm and when I was young like the girls in the photo my best friends were animals. There were the dogs and cats but more interestingly was my Rooster. As I grew I started making human friends. I can safely say that my friends fell in the quality category more than quantity. I have several really good friends and we made many wonderful memories.

This is a bittersweet post, however, because almost all of my friends are no longer here; some have passed on, the rest have moved to warmer climates. I can't even begin to tell you how much I miss them.  Of course with the Internet we are able to keep in touch....but it's not really the same as sitting down at the kitchen table and having cups of coffee together.

My dearest and closest friend and next door neighbor had to move to Phoenix many years ago and we tearfully promised to never lose touch.  We were able to keep that promise for a whole lot of years (about 18) but then our interchanges became further and further apart. She met and married a great guy and.....well, I haven't heard from her in about 5 years now.

Anyway, the memories we make with our friends last forever. And I know that everyone believes this to be true....that they are the luckiest in the world because they have the best friends that could possibly be. That's how I feel and to each and every one of them.....no matter where you are.....I think of you often and I still love you with all my heart.  God Bless.



6 comments:

Linda@VS said...

You wrote, "...the memories we make with our friends last forever," and James Taylor, who obviously agrees with you, sang, "Close your eyes and think of me and soon I will be there to brighten up even your darkest nights." Isn't it wonderful how that works?

Coffee Lady said...

MY very best friend for 25+ years died suddenly 2 years ago at the age of 50. I miss her so much.

Josie Two Shoes said...

True friends have been few and far apart in my life too, it doesn't come easy to me, I no longer have that much trust. It's also a problem in my all too busy life to find the time one needs and wants to devote to building friendships. I like to think that blogging is sort of a fast-track to help us get to know some amazing folks... like you for example Val... so much easier and quicker than it would otherwise take. I treasure the friendships I've made here, and I too mourn a few from my past that are no longer there. Life changes and we have to go with what it brings us, but we can always reach out to someone new! HUGS to you!

lotta joy said...

The older, (and more friendless) I become, the kinder I feel toward those in my past. Hell, I'm at the point where I'd gladly hug an old enemy.

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

I remember reading that people who continue making new friends live longer. During my work life I continued to do that, but lately I realize that the number of friends has diminished greatly, and most live far away, having retired to warmer or less urban places. Next year, when we're not doing all-day daycare with the grandkids, I intend to reconnect.

Leann said...

Friends are few and far between in my life and I'm lucky to call you one of them Val. You have a huge heart, a caring spirit, and we're all lucky to have you. Hugs girl.