Old Friends Come to Visit

There are no friends quite like old friends. I am writing this in anticipation of the imminent arrival of some truly old friends. We first met the Mitchells about fifty years ago.

Since then, we have stayed in touch and have visited one another from time to time. We would have spent more time together had we not found ourselves living so far from one another. However, living at a distance has never meant our friendship ended. It did not waiver or fade.

What can possibly hold two couples together after all this time? We were once young parents whose children meant everything to us. Our marriages were in their early years and already showing great promise. Our beliefs and values were similar. That early friendship was important to both couples; we needed the reassurance of other young couples who were facing similar challenges. That explains how our mutual friendship started. But what has sustained it?

The core values and beliefs that we held back then are the same today. Family values and belief in God are now mature and affirmed by life our experiences. We know we can count on the Mitchells. We are assured that they know they can count on us. Thus? There are no friends quite like old friends.

In a few hours, the Mitchells will arrive. Hugs and warm welcomes will ensue. The same will occur the next time we see the remaining old friends in our lives; people we became friends with over forty or fifty years ago. Ranging from our late seventies into our mid-eighties, we know our days of life are numbered but we will hold close to the very end. That is what old friends do.

About authorbillramsey

During his forty-year professional career, Bill Ramsey wrote magazine articles and business newsletters. Now retired in the mountains of western North Carolina, he writes a blog and has published four books. Bill's 2015 collection of concise, real-life essays is titled "What Do YOU Think?" He has also written "Me Now - Who Next? (The Inspiring Story of a Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery)" and "Now That I Think About It. Bill's books and are available from Amazon.com and on all e-readers. See www.authorbillramsey.com. Follow Bill on Facebook at www.facebook.com/billramseyauthor/
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s