Sunday, April 29, 2012

Five Minute Friday: Community-Lifelong Friends

Today's topic for 5 Minute Fridays at The Gypsy Mama is Community.

Begin Now.

I have a group of friends who are always there, and occasionally I get to add a new one to the group.  One I met when I was in the 7th grade.  We were always an unlikely pair.  But, I love her dearly, miss her, and ever few years, I get to see her again, and it is always like we were never apart.

I have another friend, who I became friends with, in spite of a spat over a boy, many years before.  She lives in my hometown, and I always call her when I go home.  We started our heart-attachment when I was 16.

I have another friend who was my prom date my junior year.  I had a boyfriend who didn't feel compelled to take me to the prom...but that is another story.  I don't remember a lot about that night, only that she and I went together.  She was a year older than me, and when she graduated that year from high school, it left a hole.  I got to see her last year when I went home for a visit.

I have another friend who I added to that place in my heart when I was in college.  She and I had know each other since elementary school, but never made that connection until we were adults.  She inspires me with her bravery and motherly skills.

I have added more friends along the way.  I met a girl when I moved away from my home state and when we met it was instant connection, like we had known each other all our lives.  She is always there for me and I know she always will be.

I occasionally add one of those wonderful heart friends along the way, a new teacher friend, a military wife, but it seems like they are getting fewer and farther between with age.  I love you girls and am grateful GOD put you in my life.

After the five minutes....

P.S.  I forget to mention the first friend I made when I moved out on my own.  I have only gotten to spend a   few minutes with her in the last fifteen years, but she is always there.  I also thought of a friend from camp after I wrote this post.  


  1. I love how many people you've stayed close to over the years!

  2. i enjoyed reading your post. i'm jealous that you keep up so well with your friends from the past. i guess i have more years since i was 16:) see you again some 5 minute friday!