Today I'm linking up with The Gypsy Mama with the topic of Good-bye.
How can I say good-bye when I don't even say hello? In person that is.
I miss friends of old, I keep them in mind because ones you love don't grow out of memory.
And we get to talk, of course. Or write, as much as people write (hmm...that sounds funny).
It's been a long time though. For a lot of the friends from back in Ohio-home. I've written about this before, but it still comes back to me, this sense that with the friends of old, that as the years have gone by, a lot and not a lot has changed with those precious, feels like lifelong friendships. Marriages, babies, moves, jobs- and we're scattered about so it's hard to meet up.
I remember the days when walking to visit them down the street or across the dorm hall was so easy. I'm thankful for what I learned in all the different people that came into my life when I was learning what real friendship was, so now I know it when I see it in life.
It's hard enough to say good-bye, but sometimes, it's harder when you don't get the chance . . . even still, how much more powerful is it when you don't have to "say good-bye," because you're still connected through the miles.
Here's to the friends who keep friendship alive even when you can't always meet face-to-face.