Ahhh yes. Good friends are like a nice glass of wine just at the right time when you need it. I have lots of friends and acquaintances who I love to spend time with – my peeps are awesome!
But I wanted to take a moment to talk about the life time friends.
Perhaps you haven’t actually lost touch as such, but you know life gets in the way a little and before you know it, it has been like a year (or two) since you called or saw each other. Perhaps it is only an event or well-planned holiday that gets you back in front of each other. But when you get back together – it is like no time has passed and it is hard for anyone to get a word in there is so much to say!
I moved interstate when I was 20, I left my best mates behind to try and find my path in life. And to this day we still keep in semi-regular contact. Don’t get me wrong, we can certainly go months without any interaction. We have flying visits on occasions, certainly emails, texts and Facebook which keeps us all updated. But gee – how good is it when you catch up properly?
They know practically everything about you. They have known you since you were just getting to understand yourself. They accept you for who you are and are super keen to hear all about you! And whilst they may be on a different path to you now – you know that no matter what, if you rocked up on their doorstep at 1am in the morning then they would take you in, get you a wine and bring out the chocolate!
I have been in close contact with my two life time besties recently, planning a very exciting mini catch up at a friend’s wedding later in the year and we are all so excited to see each other and hang out – even if it is only for 48 hours.
Our email conversations have been excitedly frantic – all of us trying to get organised so we can ensure we spend that quality time together. It fills my bucket – no it totally overflows my bucket – when I spend time with them.
It is so important to have people like this in our lives. As busy parents, we need our village. For me, whilst they are not here on the daily, weekly or monthly basis I always know that they are only a phone call away and if I need them, they will be there for me.
If you have a friend you haven’t spoken to for a while, grab your phone and reach out. Reignite the connection and bring them back into your circle.
Mama’s need their mates!