When Little Man’s Momma was in high school, she had two very close friends. The three of them were together through the last couple of years of high school. They would go to the dances together, spend weekends together, spend summers together. They were fun and truly were three amigos.
During the summer before their senior year in high school, I got them each a charm bracelet. I got three charms exactly alike. I did this a few times during their senior year. They each attended local universities, so they would get together during college years, although, it was not a regular time together. By their senior year in college, they hardly saw one another as a group, but they had their memories of the times they had spent together.
When our daughter got married, one of the girls came. She spent the time with us and we had a great time reconnecting. Two days after my daughter’s wedding, she got engaged. Thus began of time of reconnecting, not only with this one girl, but also with the third amigo. All three girls married the same year. I attended a party and both of the girls were there (our daughter was then with her hubby across the country). At the party I gave the last of the same charms to the girls. It was fun for me.
Now, that was five years ago. This past week one of the girls flew and spent some time with our daughter. She got to meet Little Man and catch up on a friendship. I have no idea how the visit went, except for the pictures that have appeared on Facebook. She also posted two videos of Little Man, which I have played over and over.
Friendship is a gift. Sometimes we meet people in our youth and then lose contact with them and are left with only memories of the times spent together. I prayed for forever friends for my daughters. Those friends whom you can be with and continue conversations that started years ago.
Sometimes, though, the conversations started years ago can be interrupted with life and turmoil. Major events happen and change lives. This is the case with the two girls that reconnected this week in Little Man’s home. I hope, though, that this week was a week of revival for this friendship.
So, today, I think of the three young girls in high school. I hear the echoes of their laughter and remember the antics that went on. I think of the three of them today, two of them busy mothers and teachers, the third a busy wife and business person. I know that the three of them will be forever friends. Going through life’s adventure, being able to share some of it, and going alone through other events. They are gifts to each other, and I had the blessing of seeing them from the beginning.
“Friends love through all kinds of weather, and families stick together in all kinds of trouble.” (Prov. 17:17) The Message
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