Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Old friends are best

I read a quote today on a teddy bear perpetual calendar that I have, "Old friends are best."  John Selden said that.  I have no idea who that is but he deserves the credit for saying this!  We are in the beginning stages of transition in our family.  By the time this post shows up, we will be in Indianapolis.  I'm very sad today as I write this.  No matter how hard I try I can't keep my tears in my head.  My kids see me for what I am, sad.  I keep telling them that we will make new friends, great friends, all kinds of friends.  But today I feel full of it when I say that; I want these friends. I've moved a lot in my day and have experienced these feelings A BUNCH.  I know all too well how it goes.  Some people will remember us, some will miss us, only a rare few will keep in touch with us.  Minnesota is not a place we will visit very often, maybe once a year.  Eventually everyone will move on and they will outgrow us.  That's just how it works.  But I want my kids to learn that friendship is special.   Friends like we have in MN don't come around every day.  This is a tough culture to be a part of and it's been difficult to make and cultivate true, worthwhile friendships.  Now that we have them, they are to be treasured.  As tears are falling down my cheeks, I pray the value of  good friends is something my kids are understanding at a deeper level.

I am optimistic and excited about our new adventure.  I am also devastated by the end of this chapter in my life.  Please pray for our family as we grieve for a while, most likely for a good, long while.  I know God will provide new friends but today, "Old friends are best." 

For all my friends:

I thank my God every time I remember you.
Philippians 1:3




MnMommy said...

Hi Sue,
Just reread your bog for yesterday, thank you, I miss you in MN. I hope that you all recovered from your move and are settling in. Keep us posted on how things are going for you.


Rebecca Ingram Powell said...


What a precious post! My husband and I lived in four different states in the first seven years of our marriage--I feel your pain, and I am praying for you right now.

Let me know how everything is going.

love you!