Sometimes they are in our life for a short time.
Sometimes friends are in our life until the very end.
When I was a little girl, my parents were friends with Dottie and George. I was young, so I addressed them as Miss Dottie and Big George. Since they had a daughter my sister’s age and a son my age, the two families got along great. Actually, I don’t ever remember arguing with their son, Little George, and he was my play companion whenever the families got together. We always just played and enjoyed each other’s company.
Actually, if truth be told, I had a huge crush on him. Little George was tanned, had super blond hair and acted very much like a boy. Back then, I was a very prissy girl, so I spent a lot of time watching him and wondering why boys were so different than girls. Since the whole world is still trying to figure out what makes the two genders tick, I guess it wasn’t such a strange thing for me to do.
Anyway, after my parents divorced and we moved to Texas, we eventually lost track of Miss Dottie, Big George and their children. However, many times a fond memory would come to the forefront of my mind and I wondered where they were and what they were doing.
Time passed and over thirty years later, my mom found Miss Dottie and Big George on FaceBook and they were still married. Like my sister and I, their children have grown up and are off doing their own thing.
I remember after Mom talked to them for the first time in many years, she called me up ecstatic. Mom said, “We picked up right where we left off. It was so wonderful! They sounded so good and very happy together.”
That was great news to me because I always thought they made a lovely couple. Since I’m the girl that reads the last three pages of a book to make sure that it ends happily, it is nice to know that the Dottie and George book is still happy reading.
Equally as wonderful, it is nice that old friends could still reconnect enjoy the same bond. The connection of love is so deep, it never dims. It’s just that old familiar feeling that someone cares and you belong to an important relationship that will last until the end of time. Strong and loving friends are definitely priceless.
A farewell is necessary before you can meet again.
And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes,
is certain for those who are friends.”
Now, the time we have all been anxiously awaiting…This is the weekly post where I spotlight my Rockin’ Friends who are the Top Nine active participants and loyal followers in my community where you will find THE BEST people in the world! If you want to be mentioned here next week, then all it takes is to come in and start chatting with everyone in my community.
With a big, heartfelt thank you for their participation and friendship, here are the Rockin’ Friends this week in order of most participation.
- Katlupe at Homesteading On The Internet
- Aleta at Aleta’s Arty Facts
- Joan at A Bad Marriage Is Fattening
- Paula at The Wandering Hearth
- Pam (no blog)
- Meg at Mergie
- Teresa Wilkinson ~ The Storyteller
- PJ at PJ’s Prayer Line
- Barbara at The Awkward Chef
I’m so glad that I’ve been able to become friends with these wonderful people who are so active in my community. I encourage you to add their blogs to your blogroll, but also come over and chat with us in my community.
For everyone mentioned in the top nine this week, feel free to grab the Rockin’ Friend badge below and thank you for your participation!!
Until next week…Kiss your family, hug your friends and don’t forget to be the friend you would like to have around.
Woo Us To Your Blog
As always, attached is the weekly Linky to enter either the main URL to your site or add each post you publish throughout the week. You don’t have to do anything special, just drop your link in and get a little extra exposure to your site.