Friendship

A couple days ago, I wrote about sorority sisters, looking forward to a reunion with some of my dearest friends from my sorority.  Today I am home from the weekend reunion.  We realized we all had not been together in over 10 years, but it seemed like no time had passed since we had all been together.  Those are the best types of friendships, where you may not see/talk to each other all the time, but once you do, it is as if you had not missed a day.

We caught up on significant others, children, jobs, families and reminisced about our college days and all the good times we had!  We danced, drank, ate yummy food, sang and laughed…laughed so hard that our cheeks hurt, our stomachs hurt, and we piddled a little (best kind of laughter).  We remembered why we are all friends and why we have stayed friends over the years.  We are there for each other through the good, fun and bad times.  We support each other and help each other out; we listen and give advice if asked.  We are each other’s cheerleaders and we know that we are there no matter what!  This group of women are smart, strong, kind, funny, and beautiful.  I am fortunate to have them in my life!

While we were sitting around telling stories of college days, I was thinking about my daughter; how I hope she will know this kind of friendship and have a bond with a group of women that she knows she can talk with, depend on, cry to and laugh with.  That she can look at and think “how the hell did I get through life before I met them and thank goodness I have them to get through life with now!”

“Close friends are truly life’s treasures.  Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves.  With gentle honesty, they are there to guide and support us, to share our laughter and our tears.  Their presence reminds us we are never really alone.”

 

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