Yesterday Nana and Biggie left. We shared a light breakfast, coffee and conversation and they drove off. I stood on the porch and watched as they headed up the street and turned down the road to head to the next stop in their vacation. A part of my heart left with them.
The visit with them was wonderful. We laughed, talked, shared grandson stories and laughed some more. Nana and I spent one of the days shopping. We didn’t get much, but we had a great day together. We both talked and listened and reconnected to one another. We wandered around some shops and had a real adventure.
In between eating some free candies at one store, ooh-ing and aaah-ing at a children’s store and combing the aisles of a craft store we heard the depths of each other’s heart. We stopped often and grabbed each other’s hand, acknowledging that we understood.
When you have many years accumulated in friendship, there is a strength and a comfort in being able to do this. Tears can flow in a craft store and you can still feel safe in friendship.
Nana’s visit was well-timed for me. She brought up memories from our past adventures and prodded me to remember past conversations we have had. She gave me that proverbial kick in the pants that is needed at times.
Her visit was like a favorite blanket being wrapped around you while you sit in your favorite jammies sipping your favorite drink. It was warming, nourishing and most of all comforting.
If I had to sum up Friendship in one word, it would be Comfort.~ Terri Guillemets
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