As I sit here in the early morning, drinking my coffee, my thoughts take me back to the first half of my life; the pain, the sorrow, good times too. And in and on that journey many friends have come and gone. Some I still miss, some not so much. God puts these people in our lives for many reasons. There are those friends that God uses to remind us what path we shouldn’t be going on; there are those that teach us lessons and help us through a difficult time, and there are those who we connect with and may feel tethered too even if we don’t see them for years.
As I go through this shift in my life, sadly, I have lost a few pals, comrades, chums, all the names we give those we consider a part of our life. Friends that I have helped with life situations, who I poured my heart out too in confidence and even cried tears of pain; they have removed themselves from my life. But I have also gained a few new friends that have only enhanced my growth and the strength I have come to see in myself.
I feel a sadness, a sense of loss for the friends who felt they needed to move on and away from my kind and gentle spirit. You will be missed. I know I made a difference. I planted seeds that God will nurture and help grow. I wish them well.
Let us all be thankful for the friends who have come and gone in our life. They have helped bring us to where we are today:)
“May there always be work for your hands to do, may your purse always hold a coin or two, may the sun always shine on your windowpane, may a rainbow be certain to follow each rain, may the hand of a friend always be near you, may God fill you heart with gladness to cheer you.” Irish Blessing
To all my friends – past and present