Friends on High

10 Jun

You know those friends that you have that you are so close to, that you can’t imagine your life without them?  Those friends who know your quirks, and still love you fiercely anyways?

Yes, we have a few of them, and we are so thankful for them. 

We just spent this past weekend with our dearest of friends, the Ashbys and Postmas.  We live an hour away from the Ashbys and two hours from the Postmas, so our ability to see one another on a regular basis has become more challenging as our families grow larger and our schedules become busier. 

This past year, we resorted to quarterly get togethers in which we celebrate the birthdays that have passed.  We rotate whose house we go to, and this past weekend, we landed ourselves together on Lake Michigan.

It was a glorious weekend of bon fires, beach time, gift giving, laughter, card games, and tons of food.  Of course, I forgot my camera, so I don’t have any pictures, but suffice it to say, it was the perfect weekend to kick off summer.

These friendships have lasted for years—some of which go back to Kindergarten, and others of which developed in college.  We were in each other’s weddings and we are coming up on our 10 year anniversaries this month (we all got married within 3 weeks of each other: us, then the Postmas, then the Ashbys).  We’ve seen each other through babies, miscarriages, jobs beginning and ending, moves, the highs and the lows.  Their friendship has prayed us through some of the toughest of times in our marriage and has celebrated passionately those moment of pure joy.

We are indebted to these friends.  They are among the small handful that we can speak to without reservation, knowing that even if we don’t always agree, we love each other enough to respect and admire our differences.  They “get” us and love us, and I hope they feel the same way.

My heart is happy after having spent a few days with such awesome friends.  Thank you, Lord, for blessing us with them.

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One Response to “Friends on High”

  1. Katie June 10, 2012 at 7:33 pm #

    I love that you are still friends with people from high school (and college). So are we. And they are our most treasured friendships too. Even though they now live in Denver, Chicago, Urbana, and somewhere in North Carolina, those people are OUR people 🙂

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