Sunday, March 8, 2009
There are always some friends in my life whom I see on a regular basis, whose lives intercept with me in many places and ways. Whether it's because our kids are friends with each other, or we have many similar interests resulting in shared activities. Or we're going through the same "stuff" together (bed-wetting kids, lack of sleep, financial struggles, whatever it is at the moment).
I need those friends to keep me sane from day to day. They make me realize that I'm not alone or struggling in ways that cannot be overcome. Or just make the nasty parts of life laughable. Being a mother has brought some wonderful people into my life who aren't afraid to talk about anything.
But sometimes these everyday friends become less frequent visitors in our lives, either through changing interests, jobs, locations. What's great about some of these friends is that no matter how infrequently we meet, the love is still there, the laughter and the knowledge that we are actually still there for each other. Nothing has really changed.
This weekend we spent time with some friends we hadn't seen in a long time. And met and visited with new friends while there. And chatted with another on the phone and caught up on a year's worth of news. And had an awesome dinner with another family whom we see regularly.
They are all different kinds of relationships. All necessary to us. And all loved. It was a great weekend!