I've got the sweetest news! A childhood friend is coming to see me! Little S. will come with a load of college students and church members to help in Bay St. Louis in a few weeks. I can't tell you how rare it is for me to see a friend from childhood! Little S. and I grew up in the same neighborhood, went to the same elementary school, junior high and high school. We parted ways in college but both ended up enrolled in Seminary. She went to Duke, I went to Union. I've seen her only a very few times since High School and our main contact is Christmas cards through the years.
Little S. and I plan an all-nighter gab fest while she is here. I am going to corral my strength so I can do this.
I don't know why I haven't done better keeping up with childhood, etc. friends through the years. I sure remember the friends of the different ages of my life but I think I'm one of those who faces the future and runs into it. The drawback is moving to a new place and making new friends without keeping up with the friends of the previous time. After many years in one place, I regret not doing a better job of maintaining old friends.
My LLS does the best job of keeping up friends. She has the gift of friendship.
I'm feeling better!