And this is what I absolutely love……..when you haven’t seen someone for 12 years or more and you sit down and it is like you never left, never moved, never had any time when you weren’t seeing each other almost every day and sharing your lives. That is what friendship is and I am so blessed with lots of those type of friends and today I got to see my friend, Sally, from Monaca, PA. It was AWESOME!!! I miss her!!! God is so good!!! I am so blessed! It was so good to catch up and find out what all is going on with her and the family and to just be together giggling about things again, bursting into song, sharing those jokes from years ago and remembering how cute Aaron and Junnae were going to library story hour with the “glue lady”, Micah playing Santa Claus in the school play, having Nick rescue me when the garage door fell back down after I started backing out and got the roof racks of the van caught on it when of course Chris was out of town, swimming in their pool and just generally having fun remembering all the great times we had. My life is so full and my heart is fuller!!! Awesome day!
Drove past our old house in Center township and it brought back more memories—-Aaron learning to ride his bike in the back, Micah learning to ride after his horrible wreck which derailed him from wanting to learn for awhile, the wasps that always were in the front in the rhododendron bushes, the huge piles of leaves we had to rake, the lattice work on the porch and deck that we took down, work weekends with the siblings and cousins peeling wallpaper, redoing walls, etc. Seems like forever ago but then it was since we moved from there 16 years ago and have not been back since. A lot has happened in those years!!!
So as I go to sleep tonight I am grateful for the memories, for friendship that endures miles and years and growing older and for the life that I have !!!