In life I have noticed that friends come and go. Not for any other reason than it is time to move on. I have some great friends who even though I haven't talked to for months or even years and we can still talk for hours when we see each other. There is a real connection. Like my friend Julie from Baraboo. I haven't spoken to her for months...maybe a year but I know if I need someone to talk to I could call her and she would be there.
Then there are people you think you really get along with and all of a sudden there is nothing. No explanation or reason and it hurts but you move on and get over it and find a new person to fill the void. That has only happened a time or two but I have tried to convince myself that life is too short to worry about those things...but it still hurts when you think about times you spent with that friend.
I am so thankful for those people who get me. I am rich in life with friendships and this year I am going to work on those friendships. I am a hard person to befriend sometimes because I work 6 days a week and can't always drop things to be there for someone. I will try but feel like I sometimes I don't give as much as some of my friends give me. So with the hours cutting back I am hoping to strengthen the friendships that have endured and move on from those that do not.
One friendship I know will last my lifetime is with that hunk of a man in the silly picture. My best friend in the whole world...Glenn. He really puts up with all of me and I am forever grateful to him for that. It takes a special kind of guy to put up with an over emotional, procrastinating, messy, artist type (he's an engineer) and he is that guy. My best friend forever and ever...and ever.
So to all of my friends thank you and I hope to see much more of you this year. To my Internet pals (you know who you are) I too look forward to growing our friendship this year even if we can't go out for coffee ... well I am still hoping to win the lottery!!!