If you are a lucky and truly blessed person you have a circle of people you will love forever. To borrow a phrase one of the people in my circle used today, you have a “forever friend”. Often time or distance or circumstance kept us apart. Family, work and everyday life took priority, and appropriately so. But I have found when you have a forever friend all the space and time that has separated you melts away when there is a need.
Attending the memorial service for the sister of one of my forever friends has given me cause for reflection. Big sisters are special and I enjoyed hearing two of her nephews share their memories. I too have fond memories of this unique lady. She was in my life when my forever friend and I were teenagers. I always thought she was “cool”, she never told us we couldn’t do something. She would usually insinuate that if we believed we were old enough and smart enough we should go for it. Looking back she may have been using psychology on us. I loved and admired the fact that she seemed to always have a “cause”. She was an easy person to love, a characteristic I think is not learned but God-given. She will be remembered and missed, two things we should all aspire to be.
My forever friend was a great little sister, she can be proud of the time and love she willingly gave. I will close by saying thank you to my forever friend, I am glad you are in my circle and I will always always always be there for you.