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Catching up with a friend

I never thought we would be apart for so many years. It seems like only yesterday we were young mothers raising our children. Struggling to make ends meet. Somehow we always managed to find the fun and humor in every day. But where have the years gone? When I look at you I see the same, sparkling young woman I met almost 30 years ago. You have the same spirit, creativity and joy for life. Now you are securely planted with a family of one husband, five children, four in-laws, nine grandchildren, a variety of pets and two spectacular homes. There is no one I’ve ever met that deserves happiness more than you do.

Me you ask? My life took an entirely different path than your own. I do have two lovely children and one son-in-law but I’ve lost everything else. My husband left me. I lost my home. I lost my friends. I lost my community. I lost all security. I even lost my faith for awhile. I lost my desire to see another day.

Why didn’t you know? Because you never asked. I don’t blame you. When a life is as full and rich as your’s is, time goes by quickly, like a flash of lightening. When life is broken and empty as mine is, time feels like a loud ticking clock. With each movement of the hand, it reminds you life is passing by and you don’t get a second chance. I don’t know if I don’t reach in for life enough or if when I do life spits me out. Honestly it feels like the second one.

I hope dear friend that we don’t go years without talking or seeing each other. I love you and always will.


I am always learning something new about life. My life is made richer by friends, family, travel, experiences, books and hobbies.

2 thoughts on “Catching up with a friend

  1. Life throws us curve balls and it is up gpu us how we deal with it. I’ve been thru some and each time it was harder to have the faith, but faith helps us deal, the Lord helps us deal, we must not stay on the pity pot because we will never get off. I’m stronger for each and every one of the curve balls I’ve been thru. Keep on keeping on is my motto.


  2. When one is facing challenging times in their life everyone else who has a job, a marriage, a family, etc. can all appear on the surface more happy and successful than they actually are. People who have jobs are completely miserable, people are in horrible relationships, their families are a mess, etc. I know from having been laid off from work more than once I’ve had to “check myself” from thinking I’m in more dire straits than others. Everyone has life struggles. It’s easy to fall into the trap you’re the only person who’s world is in disarray. Been there. My two cents…it’s not the outlook but the uplook. Stay strong and have Faith.


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