The Friendship Journey

The kids sat around the table reminiscing about the times when they were little, the games they played and the fun they had.

Our families got to know each other when our children were only toddlers. 4 toddlers running around, amidst us adults trying to have a conversation. Many conversations were interrupted with, “No, don’t touch that!, don’t throw that.”  or “Mommy we’re hungry, Mommy he hit me! ”

Many times of “No, I don’t want to go home, can we stay just 5 minutes longer?”  “Please let them stay!”, and 4 pairs of eyes giving you their best puppy dog faces!

We watched our children grow up together and we remember the first night when we realized that they  were old enough to all be left alone together for an evening.  No sitter was needed, while the four of us went out for dinner alone. It was quiet, we could hear ourselves think.

The kids were thrilled that we left them in charge, and loved the extra money given to order pizza.  We were happy for some peace and had joy when we came home and the house was still standing. A win-win situation, (though we do remember the broken window that one time!)

Sleepovers, birthday parties, graduations, time keeps passing and the friendship keeps growing stronger. We been through many joys and have shared many tears at the different paths that life has taken our families down. We have laughed until we cried and cried until we laughed. Oh the memories that friendship brings.

Friendship is a blessing, a blessing indeed!

13 thoughts on “The Friendship Journey

  1. it is lovely to grow together, and children build friendships from the times spent together, a really heartwarming story Carolyn, i enjoyed it very much


  2. Numerous quotes came to mind as I read the lovely story of your friendship journey. I have narrowed it down to two to share with you, in the hope that I have not already done so. “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt. “Friends are the family we choose for ourselves.” – Edna Buchanan. It appears that both quotes apply to you and your family of friends! Thank-you!

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