Saturday, June 26, 2010


There is something special about friendships, especially those that are distant and take keeping up with communication, to keep the bond strong. Those around you in the neighbourhood where you work, socialise or meet for exercise, community events or at church, don't require a lot of effort as you see them regularly and can chat or have a cuppa while doing other things.
But long distant whether at different ends of the country or over the seas are special as they are really only there if you work at keeping in touch.
I meet Wendy on a forum in early 2006 and we communicated off the forum too. We had things in common and were a support to each other.
In January 2008 I was very fortunate to meet Wendy in person when she came to New Zealand for a holiday with her husband and spent a day with hubby and me.
Our photo was actually used in the Notebook: magazine for a few months to promote the forum and how friendships can be made there.
The forum changed to a new link and over the years we had lost some of the regulars but Wendy and I were still there for each other.

Today I was blessed again with a visit from Wendy as she and some of her family are holidaying over here again. It was like only yesterday that we had last been together and there was so much to talk about but the time soon ran out. Three hours was not long enough but the time we spent together was as special as before and the memory will be part of our continued deep friendship.Our friendship is more special in that we both share our faith in God and this indeed is a gift.

A friend loves at all times Proverbs 17:17

A friend is someone we turn to when our spirits need a lift.
A friend is someone we treasure for our friendship is a gift.
A friend is someone who fills our lives with beauty, joy and grace.
And makes the whole world we live in a better and happier place.
-Jean Kyler McManus

1 comment :

  1. Yes - a very special friendship. Well done to you both for keeping up the communication and making the effort to stay in touch. The photo says it all - you both look great :)