I count myself among the fortunate to have had and still have many friends in my life. Some linger, some are on the fringe, some are new and some are older. A few got away for one reason or another. One left in a huff and while I tried to recover the friendship and discover the cause of the difficultly it was not to be.
While I missed my friend I also missed her children. They had been very special to me and to my family. They were both particularly good friends with my son and having a connection with them somehow kept alive another connection with him. When their mother severed ties, it became difficult to continue a relationship with these two lovely young women.
Thanks to the wonder of Facebook we have managed to stay in touch and have a bit of handle on each other lives but last night, after 10 years of missing them we met again for the first time since they have become “all grown up”.
We talked for hours and I completely forgot my manners and didn’t even offer them more tea. I was so interested to hear what has happened in their lives since they have grown from children to women. I was blessed they felt free enough to share intimate details of how their lives have unfolded…the good and the difficult.
We laughed about shared joy and we talked about my boy Bryan. It is always so wonderful to be with people who will say his name and who have such fond memories of him.
I hope it is not another ten years before I see them again but it could well be. It is wonderful though to know they are no longer children of a friend but have become my grown friends.
Thanks girls for the blessing you are to me and to many. I will hold last night as a fond memory in my life.