"Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold."
How many of you have heard, or sang, that song over the years? I remember learning it as a child. Back then, that's all it was, ...a song. But many, many years later, I realize the very real wisdom in those words.
I have made many new friends over the years, but nothing compares to old friends that know you better than you know yourself. The kind that don't even have to ask what's wrong. The kind that wouldn't believe you anyway, when you tried to say "I'm fine." The kind that would do anything for you without asking any questions.
I have been truly blessed to have these amazing ladies in my life for so long. I met one in 3rd grade, one in 6th, and one in high school. And one, I didn't actually meet until a few years ago, but we have been pen pals since the age of ten. Now, we are on the cusp of middle-age (the very, very beginning cusp, mind you!!!! LOL) and I still can't wait to see what life has in store for all of us. But, no matter what, I know for a fact that these ladies will still be there with me for the ride.
I asked my grandma one day, how long she had been friends with these two women from our church. She told me that Gert had been her friend since they were about fifteen or so, and Pauline, since their early 20's. My grandma was nearing 90 at that time, and the ladies were also still by her side.
I tell you this because I want my friends to still be there with me as we all are hitting our 90's. We are only halfway there now, and I can't wait to see what the other half of the ride will be like!!!
Tell me all about your oldest and dearest friends, and some of your best memories...or how you know they have your back. I would love to hear all about it!