Tonight I am thinking of all those who have been my friends over the years.
Some of you were friends from childhood.
Some I met in college or through careers.
Some I met in churches or other small groups.
Some were and are neighbors.
Some of us shared dreams together, like writing, teaching or raising children.
Some friends were for a season. We shared life, but then went our separate ways. You are still an important part of my life, and I remember you.
I parted with some friends unwillingly, as they were promoted to Heaven. I still think of you and feel your smiles from above. I look forward to seeing you again.
Some friends were not only friends, they were family. We not only shared DNA, we shared life and made memories to keep forever.
And yes, I love my Facebook friends. While many of us know each other “in person,” some of you I met here. We discovered we had things in common after being introduced through others. I look forward to your comments and pictures. I love getting responses when I share.
You remind me of the wonder of how God created us to have much in common, and yet retain our own uniqueness.
And I think of what a Friend We Have In Jesus, one of my father’s favorite songs. Jesus valued His Friends too.
Jesus said, “I have called you FRIENDS, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” John 15:15
Thank you for being my friend.