I was visiting my daughter the other day and we were talking about friends. I have a picture of my best friends and I celebrating our 40th birthday together. Now I have known these girls since high school, and we have managed to stay in touch over all the years. Both the girls and their partners. Some periods of time one of us is closer to another of the girls, or to a different couple, but we have manged to stay connected.
When my husband was sick with cancer these friends held me up and kept me going. I don’t know if I ever thanked them properly. I do appreciate everything they did hands down, and I would be there for them. After my husband passed away we drifted, I really had no idea what I was doing other than trying to get by one day at a time with my kids.
Today, my daughter has connected with a couple of those best friends, and they have become an important part of her life. To me, that is a gift that her dad has left her. They can share different memories with her, and offer her different ideas to help her along her path. The circle of friendship will continue, and that is a beautiful thing.