Remember this old song? Make new friends, but keep the old. Some are silver, and the others are gold...
These girls and I have been friends for a long time--Jenny since kindergarten, Connie, first grade, Beverly, third grade, and Jeannean, junior high. Since our high school graduation pictured here, everyone but me has moved out of our hometown. They are anywhere from four to twelve hours away from here now.
Sometimes it's lonely being the only one left. But sometimes it's a blessing, too.
Like yesterday, when I went to the funeral home to be with Jenny, whose aunt had died. Last night I delivered hugs from the girls who weren't present to deliver them in person.
Beverly and I both lost our dads in the past year. There are changes in all our families--additions, losses, graduations... We do what we can to support each other through it all.
I don't make new friends easily. But you know what? When I make one, it's for good. Lucky me.