True friendship is all about endurance

I moved from New Jersey to Colorado two months ago now, and yet it feels like a lifetime since my departure from the Garden State.

And while it’s natural for human beings to easily get acclimated to their new surroundings after a period of time, what’s not easy is adjusting to how much you miss those cherished individuals who’ve regularly blessed your life with their presence.

Richard Bach once said, “Don’t be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again after moments or a lifetime is certain for those who are friends.”

I’m overjoyed that one of my “friends” has arrived in Colorado! I’ve been a little lost here in my new state – with both my career and house hunt somewhat up in the air.

And though it will only be for three days, that time is invaluable for two friends who’ve known one another for a staggering 16 years!

We’ve been through a lot together. We’ve supported and guided each other during all the challenges and discoveries life’s throw our way, and yet always managed to find time to laugh and laugh (sometimes at ourselves) until both of us were crying.

I have no doubt that regardless of the time we’ve spent apart, not much will have changed when we see each other on Thursday. We’ll still be there supporting and guiding each other, and most definitely laughing until tears falls from our eyes. Because that’s what true friendship is all about. Endurance – regardless of the miles that might seem like an obstacle at first.

Flavia Weedn once wrote, “Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.”

Let’s just say my heart is covered in footprints.