Before I took the plunge into world of blog, I read and re-read my daughter-in-law’s blog called Rare Rocks, and her sister’s blog called Serenity Now By frequenting their blogs, I noticed a listing both had for another blog called Anne & May. I moseyed on over to Anne & May‘s blog; enjoyed it, and learned they were authors of christian fiction. Since then I’ve visited their blog over and over. Try it you’ll love them and their books!
This week they’re celebrating the new release of “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do“, and as part of their celebration they’re hosting a blog party. Any who wish to be a part of the party are supposed to write a blog about friendship. This is my contribution to join in the party!
My first meeting with Pat happened while standing forlornly looking at the tail lights of my parents car as they departed the dorm parking lot of the college I would now be attending. A distant friend came in the room, introduced me to Pat and she invited me to dinner. Not wanting to be alone, I said yes. Over dinner, Pat continued to draw me out of my cocoon by asking multiple questions. Our easy conversation led to a connection lasting until this very day.
Together Pat and I traveled a path leading us out of darkness and into the light of Christ. It began near the end of my first semester when we attended a campus ministries retreat where our lives were dramatically changed. From that weekend on we were inseparable. She graduated two years before I did, but we continued to make every effort to see one another. As the years passed, we both married, had our children close to the same time, and lived in the same region. No matter what twists and turns our lives took, we stayed in contact with each other.
Twenty-two years ago, my husband and I moved across the state away from my best friend. Throughout these years Pat and I have had times of frequent contact and long spells without any. No matter which phase we found ourselves in, our hearts have remained connected. We pick up as if we had just seen each other yesterday. Recently, she stopped to see me while here in my city for her son’s wrestling tournament. In an instant we were right back where we had been. We talked and laughed until the wee hours of the morning just as we did when we were those young college girls!
We both acknowledge it is Jesus Who keeps us connected! Our relationship began by being rooted and grounded in the love of Christ; and it is His love that flows between us and continues to help us keep each other close! I’m grateful to God for giving me such a great friend!