“A good friend is a connection to life”

screen-shot-2020-03-01-at-2-31-59-amAs I look at this picture with my two childhood best friends, I wonder where the time has gone. How has forty years really flown by in just an instant? I try to remember when the last time that I saw either of them was, and I realize that don’t I know much about their lives as adults. I have been thinking about this all day, wondering why that is. I realize that I seem to have lost myself in relationships and even when I became a new mother. I stopped hanging out with my friends and quit doing things I loved to do. Part of it was that all consuming excitement of the new relationship, but I also think there is not enough time in a day. I enjoy being with people one on one or in very small groups, so sometimes with work and family commitments, I know there isn’t much time for friendships. I can also be a little introverted. Maybe I’m more of a social introvert, but I definitely need my alone time to read and just think. Leslie sent me this picture of us yesterday, and today is Kay’s birthday so I just want to tell them that I miss them and love them. My absence in their lives over the years has never been about them. It is about my shortcomings and also because there is not enough time in a day, days in a month, months in a year and years in a life. Lois Wyse explains how I feel perfectly with this quote, “A good friend is a connection to life.” Know that whether we talk frequently or have not spoken in years, you matter deeply to me.

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