Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Seasonal Friends

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." Anais Nin

Sue and I have been friends since college (early 90's). It's a friendship that seems to have no beginning. "We've always just known each other". I love spending time with her. We meet every August at her house, just us and the four children. Jeremy is fourteen months older than Amanda and Timmy is fourteen months older than Daniel. They are "cousins". This year we arrived at 9am which meant for us leaving the house at 7 am and me up at 5:30 am. It was so worth it.

We are seasonal friends. Summer and Winter. But the time in between doesn't seem to skip a beat.

Anyway, we all can't wait to get there and then we are all sad when the day comes to an end. But Sue and I meet up again at the mall sometime after the new year. Just the two of us. And we talk. And talk. And talk. And then we talk. And then we have lunch.

Our time together is always inspirational and refreshing. We never waste our precious time complaining about life. We encourage each other. We build each other up.

Thanks Sue, for always lifting me up even if it's only twice a year. I am already looking forward to our lunch at the mall.

1 comment:

  1. We have friends just like that! The mom and I met in the NICU and bonded while pumping breastmilk together. Nothing like seeing something like that to make you good friends! We only see them once or twice a year (next week is our time). And yep, we always pick up just where we left off.

    Women friends are great, aren't they?!