I have a wonderful friend I have known for 11 years. We first met when we worked together in Country NSW. I have since moved away and our lives have continued on. We have both married and had our families. We have kept in contact all that time but have sadly only seen each other about 4 times in the last 8 years. The last time being at my wedding just over 4 years ago.
We were lucky enough to see each other on Monday and it was so wonderful. We have 5 children between us and we got to meet the 4 we haven’t met yet. Despite time and distance it was like no time had passed and we picked up where we left off. We laughed and compared notes and sat back and watched our children laugh and run and play together so well and happily.
Don’t kids have it right… no matter who they are, where they’re from, it doesn’t matter, they just see a playmate and someone to have fun with…. but I digress…
One of my favourite memories was chatting on the phone one day. I was ringing to apologise for not being able to see her one day she was here in Sydney for the day. I was so bloody sick with E (morning sickness) and could barely get my head off the pillow. I told her I was pregnant and she said she was too and was planning on telling me over lunch. We laughed and asked when the other was due…. we were due THE SAME DAY!! We couldn’t believe the coincidence. Really… what were the odds.
Seeing her this week just made me think about good friendships and how lucky we are to have certain people in our life. No matter where we are or what’s happening we know we would be there for each other.
The years may pass but being able to sit down after time apart, and we can just pick up where we left off is the sign of a true friend.
I love you LJ…
Do you have one or several of these friends in your life?