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Monday, February 16, 2009

The Gift of Friends

The Gift of Friends who really know you is one that keeps on giving! I got the chance to visit the haunts of my youth, Oxford Ohio, Miami University and to revisit memories with my two high school and college pals this past weekend. We shared so many good times in high school, in particular we were in drill team together, took alot of the same classes and even had parallel experiences with guys we dated. Freshmen year we all started out in the same dorm, and had group dates centered around lots of outdoor activities and events. Driving around town, and seeing how gentle time has been to the campus and to places we lived in, and hung out at. Can't say time has been as good to us, we are all a bit more rounded and faded. And wow, there are so many great new buildings and activity centers that the students get to enjoy. We enjoyed a "toasted roll" a Miami U delicacey at the "Res". I wish I was a young college student again, or at least it would be fun to be one for a day! And this visit included a surprise visit by two more high school chums who happened to be getting together, in Columbus, and my hostess, Karen persuaded them to join us for dinner, adding 2 more hours to their trip. What fun to reminisce and discuss our lives as they are now, not what they could have been. I know I felt as if I had to embrace my life again, when I returned, and be grateful for all that I have.

Everyone should leave their every day life, and reconnect with friends. It is a refreshing pause in a life that for this winter seemed at a standstill. God has been busy in the backdrop of my life, giving me opportunities to be renewed. Almost custom designed moments that remind me of how wonderful life has been thus far. And the best is still coming, exciting and unpredictable, but delicious. Friends supply the foot notes of this life, and give it the context in which it is played. Thanks Karen and Donna, and so great to see Bonnie and Marlys again. Making this an annual event sounds like fun. Especially in the dark of winter, the light friends bring into your existence, is so warm, so necessary, so right!

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