I have been worse than neglectful of this space of mine! The only excuse that I have to give is that I just "haven't been feeling it" lately. Not feeling like I have a lot to share.
Last night I went to dinner with my grade school buddies. We've known each other since Kindergarten and we still have dinner together on an almost-monthly-basis. They gave me some flack about my absence here and got me thinking that having someone significant to write for can be as important as having something significant to write about.
In their honor, I would like to express how important I think it is to have old friends. They are the friends I can completely be myself with. They are the ones that I can say anything to. They are the friends that I know I can trust. I can share my worst mom moments, uber-brag on my daughters' accomplishments and talk about my hopes for personal achievements without an ounce of discomfort on my part or judgement on theirs.
They are the meaning of friendship for me. I leave each meal with them with a smile on my face and with a knowledge that I am not alone in this. They always have something to teach, something to share, something to give. And although I do not get to see these women near enough, each time we are together, we pick up right where we left off.
I don't have to hide any part of where I came from...they were there. I don't have to watch what I say about my current situation..they are in it with me. I don't have to worry about our friendship ending over something silly...they aren't going anywhere. They are my past, they are my present and they will be my future.