My nana had this poem embroidered and hung in her living room:
Make new friends,
but keep the old.
One is silver,
the other is gold.
I used to like it as a child, and now as an adult I am drawn to it even more.
Throughout my adult life I have moved around a lot and have had many opportunities to make new friends. I've never been very good at keeping in touch with people though. I have a tendency to disappear, then pop back out of the blue.
The friends that I have had most of my life are luckily for me very forgiving and when we get back in touch in many ways it's like we've never been apart. Some life things may have changed, but somehow we seem like the same high school friends.
I have done the same thing to many of my blogging friends, and this post is dedicated to you. Thank you for taking me back. It's been a fun week reading through your blogs and catching up.