Sometimes when you’re feeling lost or adrift all it takes to bring you back on course is a day with old friends.
I’ve mentioned before how I don’t have many longtime friends but the friendships I do have are tried and tested and hopefully there for the long run.
|With our wee ones|
They’re built on experiences past, on teenage angst and drama, of melodramatic fights and teary reconciliations, on growing pains, on monumental milestones both exhilarating and tragic.
These friendships withstand the test of time, of distance, of months without speaking, of years without meeting. We don’t really know what’s going on in our day to day lives but when we meet it’s like no time at all has passed. True, we have to catch up on each others’ news, but we already know and love each other, we accept each other, we understand where we come from and where we’re going in a way that newer friendships don’t.
In our hearts we’d like to be closer, we’d like to share more and be there for one another more, we’d like our children to be friends, to share in each others’ lives. And yet these days, though few and far between, that we have together are like prized treasures that we can keep in our hearts and memories till the next time. And I hope that our children will value these friendships, built on their mothers’ past, and will one day feel the anticipation of seeing their far-flung friends for an instant, a precious, cherished instant that will bring them joy for years to come.
So a few pictures of a day with old friends, cause spending a day with friends is good for the soul and good for the heart.
|Cooking breakfast for the Italians|
|Venison and pork sausage, a family specialty|
Can you tell we're in Texas?!
|trying to figure out how the large, professional helicopter works|
|more complicated than one would think of a toy...|
|I wish we had this playroom!|
|Enjoying the balmy Houston weather|
|The husband and me|
|Daddy's hard at work|
|All this digging.... I'm exhausted!|
|trying to be like the big girl|
|Look Ma, no hands!!|
|What says Texas more than riding in the back of a truck?!|