Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sunday Reflections

It's been a few days since I blogged but it's been another busy week. SIL who had surgery last week ended up being released from hospital for a day and then was back in hospital again with all kinds of compications. After much worry she is coming around and should be released tomorrow if all goes well.

Hubby and I met an old friend for breakfast yesterday morning. We hadn't seen him in a decade and hadn't spoken to him in several years. Sometimes life gets in the way and sometimes friends need to take a step back from your friendship in order to fully become themselves at a new stage in their lives.

The wonderful things about your oldest friends is it doesn't really matter how much time has passed. We met with him, his family yesterday morning and it was as if we'd seen one another only yesterday. We talked nonstop for several hours. They are only passing through the city and only had a few hours to spend with us. We're hoping to see them again when they are on their way home. It was nice to reconnect again.

It got me to thinking about friendship. People come and go in our lives. Sometimes we have intense friendships for a short amount of time and other people are in our lives forever. Each friendship is different and special and should be cherished. Everyone who comes into our lives touches it in some way--for better or worse. And that's what life is all about.

Have a wonderful Sunday!


Kat said...

I'm so sorry about your SIL and she'll be in my prayers. I hope she'll be okay.

N.J.Walters said...

Thanks, Kat. Things are looking very positive and she is hoping to be able to go home today. :)