Friday, April 13, 2012

Good-bye: Here's to the Friends Who Don't

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.



  1. Great post, Julie. I hadn't thought of good-bye being harder when you don't get the chance to say it. You sound like a dear friend. Blessings.

    1. Thank you for the kind words and coming by my blog! It's always great to "meet" another Julie!

  2. I like this interpretation too. We do lose connections to many people. People we chance to meet that make an impression on us - who help us, guide us and teach us. I suppose we will see them again if they were the angels sent by God.

    I love the Internet were new connections are made - I believe many are godly connections - growing us and making us think beyond our little spheres of influence.

    Blessings on your writing,
    Blogger won't let me post (I am Wordpress) so I will give you my link
    I will try to log in under google.

    1. Thanks, Jan, for your comments and coming by! I'll be sure to check out your site as well.

  3. The kind of friendship that can last over time and miles is rare and precious. I can't say I have many of those, but the ones I have are priceless. :)

    1. I know what you mean, Stacie. Always great to hear from you.