How many friends do you have? I can count mine on one hand. There are people that I socialize with, and there are my true friends. My friends have been just that since childhood. There’s one friend that I did just about everything with in my teen years. She moved when we were in our early 20’s, and we stopped communicating. I’ve thought about her on many occasions. I would inquire about her when I saw relatives, but we never contacted each other.
She lost a son several years ago, her son and my daughter were a few months apart. I sent my condolences, still I never called her. I didn’t know what to say. Not only did she lose him, he was murdered by his girlfriend. More on this insane situation in another post.
I’ve thought about my far and few friendships over the course of the years. I really need to reach out more. This is something that I should have done years ago, but I put my focus on my daughter. Seriously, being a single parent can be an exhausting experience. My life and friendships went by the wayside.
Do you believe in second chances? I do! I’ve reconnected with the friend that I’ve been out of touch with for the pass 30 years. How you ask? We reconnected on Face Book. I woke up last week to a Friend Request from her. I was elated. I confirmed the Friend Request, we chatted on-line and she called me later. It’s so amazing, we talked just like we did 30 years ago. We vowed to never lose contact again. It was a great reunion. We talked about old times, our children and grandchildren, our failed marriages, and the murder of her son. We’re planning to take a vacation together sometime in the near future. I’m thankful for second chances. I intend to do better with this friendship this time around. Have you lost a friendship from neglect? Leave us a comment on how you maintain your friendships.