I Miss You Already
A couple of our closest friends live about two hours away from us. We used to be neighbors, and when our houses were only two doors away we saw each other almost every day. They are like family. I can’t remember how many times I have spent hours sitting and talking with either of them. The male half of the couple was pretty angry with us when we moved. Not actual mean anger, he just had grumpy abandonment issues. I understand.
We are pretty good about traveling to see each other. We manage to make it happen every couple of months. They travel to our house or we travel to theirs. We try to make a long weekend of it and spend two or three days together. It is always too short. It’s not short in the sense that four adults and five children packed into one space doesn’t get a little stressful by the end of the weekend. I am still always sad when we have to part ways again though.
It is such a gift to have the kind of friends who mean that much to you. I have friends that I can tell anything too, friends who would drop anything if they knew that I really needed them, friends that I trust to care for my kids. It is so wonderful to have that kind of friendship in life. It helps me to feel a little less tiny in this great big world. The more people that I have strong connections to, the more I feel like I can make it out there.
I miss them so much today. I am overly soft hearted. I completely admit it, but still. They were only able to stay for less than twenty-four hours this time, because they had so much going on back at their home, and we have a lot going on here as well. We didn’t get to have our customary discussions over brunch like usual this time. It was too short and I am pouting now, and I am thinking about when we can get away to visit them next.
Good friends are not hard to come by. I don’t believe that they are, because there is no way in the world that I could have as many amazing friends as I do if it were true. Great friends are one of the most precious things in the universe. They are like the icing on the cake of life. I am never taking myself off of the market either, I am always ready to meet people that I have that instant and outstanding connection with. Be on the lookout for friendship and it will find you. You will enrich the life of another person that you care about, and they will enrich yours in return.