Hello friends…..at this time of year there are so many little things on my list to be thankful for and so many little pleasures in life. But the one I chose for today is. Old friendships.
“A friend is a gift you give yourself.”
You see this week, I met up with a girlfriend I hadn’t seen in over 15 years. Oh we have been talking about getting together for the last 3 years…yep, that’s right. Due to schedules and life, it just never happened. At the moment we live about 1 hour apart so we decided to meet half way in the middle. Oh and am I glad we did. We had the best time.
It’s like we have never been apart. We picked right up where we left off. However, after 15+ years you know there is a lot of “catching up” to do, talking about our children….where they are all at now and what they are doing. Plus I had one that is married, which we had to discuss.
We became friends years ago when I was living in Germany. We had moved there when my ex was in the Navy, and she was there due to her hubby’s job. We met on the ball field. Our sons played baseball together and we became fast friends. Being a veteran of living overseas, and she was a “newbie”, I enjoyed helping her along.
Eventually we were in Sunday school, church, bible study together. She had such a magnetic personality, and people loved her. She was a wonderful dear Christian woman who loved the Lord and aspired to “serve him”. I really miss those days of growth in our Christian walks.
We were together quite often.. whether at a church function or ballgame or just dinner. We shared, cared, wiped tears, laughed, the list goes on. However, once returning back to the states in ‘93 we got together and that was the last time I saw her….albeit we sent the Christmas cards. So seeing her still looking as young as ever was such a treat.
She and I both are now in new marriages. What is it about men deciding after 20+ years, you aren’t worth the effort to make it work? Oh that’s another post I am sure…. anyway, we caught up on our new marriages. Mine of 3 years and hers of just 6 months.
And we decided we would get together again soon so that our new hubby’s can meet. Plus she and I plan to make this a once a month gift we give ourselves. I am already looking forward to the next luncheon.
Today I am linking up to Simple Pleasures and Thankful Thursdays. Feel free to join us.
1 Corinthians 15:1, 3-4“[The Resurrection of Christ] Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,”
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