As I celebrated the birthday of a friend I’ve grown up with, it was funny to hear many of us say that we missed the old days or wonder how we had all drifted so far apart.
Growing up results in numerous changes, as we all head down different avenues in our life and start doing new things. Some of us will be more busy than others and some may begin to drift apart, which can lead to broken friendship groups.
However, no matter how far apart or busy we may be, our group will come together to celebrate a birthday, a baby blessing or any other big occasion. When we need to be there for each other, then we’ll be there for each other and I know that the majority of us will continue that tradition.
One of the best things about being around the huge group of my church friends again was getting jokes and watching their crazy behaviour, which always leaves in me in fits of laughter and then a sore throat. Being in that upbeat, joyful environment always makes me feel fresh and a lot younger again.
Celebrating with my lifelong friends and reminiscing about old times was definitely the boost I needed and no matter how lonely or strange I may feel, those moments with those people always make me feel good. I know that they’re going to be a part of my life forever.