Sunday, August 10, 2008

Dear to My Heart

One of the bright spots from last week was a lovely dinner with some of the dearest friends that I have. I don't see any of them often anymore, but they're an important part of my life nonetheless. I've spent some very enjoyable time this week thinking about the connections between us and retracing the development of our bond over the years. This annual event is a big part of that bond.

It is interesting to me how friendships change throughout life. Some friends I thought I would have forever have become just good memories and the occasional Christmas card. Other friends have found tenacious footholds in my life and stayed in spite of major challenges of time, distance, and differences in personality or lifestyle. Old friends are back in my life thanks to technology like facebook and blogging. And of course there are new friends all the time, so the journey of friendship is never quite complete. All's the better for that.

Often, friends that come to mean the most are the ones who have one of my missing pieces. These are the folks who have something I need to learn. Either that or they help me become better by refining my strengths or tempering my weaknesses.

When I think about my dinner companions from last week, there is someone in each of these categories. It was a sweet thing to be able to spend some precious time with them.

8 comments:

  1. I'm sure glad to be one of yours, Kellie my friend! you have enriched my life this past year despite the great distance. love the technology that makes it possible. :)

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  2. True true. I rely on good friends.

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  3. What a sweet post. You always word things so beautifully.

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  4. Kellie i just read your previous post. I love how honest it is but want you to know you are not the only one? you have worded most of my life beautifully in this post. So I'm right there with you honey. At least not every week is the same Huh

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  5. Yay for good friends!! This was a lovely post Kellie!

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  6. Like Holly said, I feel TRULY truly lucky to be considered your friend :)
    Beautifully said.

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  7. I often think on this same topic. what is it that bonds us together? ( I was going to write something really insightful here..... but it's 2 am ,and I am going to go to bed. :-) )

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Thank you for sharing your insights!