We’ve been hanging out with some very nice people down here in SC, and it has made me think about where we find our friends and how long we get to keep them.
Life has a way of getting in the way sometimes. The friends we made while our children were young have since raised their families and retired around the country. There were special friends we made when we were working, but they’re in the Midwest and we’re in the Northeast.
Master Gardener friends are a large part of my summer months, and we have a few very special NH couples we are friends with year round.
Then there are the SC friends we’ve made over the two years we’ve spent here. Who knew we’d meet a wonderful friend on a trip to Ireland who could introduce us to so many nice folks.
When we head home in a week, I need to keep in touch with my NH friend, even though she is the busiest woman I have ever met, and a good friend from northern ME. There’s also a lady from New Brunswick who loves gardening and repurposing as much as I do, a highly skilled crafty woman from neighboring Massachusetts, and a Michigan woman who relishes reading a good mystery and finding new authors like I do.
Another group of friends that has enriched my daily life for the past six years are my blogging friends – bloggers, readers, and people who take time out of their busy day to chat. I know how much effort that takes, and I want to say thank you because I look forward to those exchanges.
Here’s a bouquet of SC flowers for my good friends, past and present, because the reality is that friends are the family we get to choose.