From The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs:images-3

The thing is that when you are young, you always think you’ll meet all sorts of wonderful people, that drifting apart and losing friends is natural.  You don’t worry, at first, about the friends you leave behind.  But as you get older, it gets harder to build friendships.  Too many defenses, too little opportunity.  You get busy.  And by the time you’ve lost the dearest best friend you’ve ever had, years have gone by and you’re mature enough to be embarrassed by your attitude and, frankly, by your arrogance.

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Jenny, Anita, Lisa and I met at the Dixie Cafe last weekend.  A reunion of sorts.  We grew up together in Searcy and try to get together whenever Anita comes back from Houston.  I look forward to being with these women.  The comfort of being with people who know me and have known me for so long and still accept me.  I love it.

My life is easier and more fulfilling because of my friends.  In the church, the Lord has provided us with friends.  He has commanded us to love each other and care for each other.

Gal 6:2…Carry one another’s burdens…

Do you still keep in touch with old friends?  Do you have friends now that you are determined to stay in touch with?  Have you lost touch with a friend that you dearly miss?