I just realized it is almost one year ago that I started blogging. The person who showed me what blogging is all about and helped me start on this journey is no longer my friend, for a very good reason. Has this happened to you? Do you have friends who have fallen by the wayside?
Do you receive chain emails telling you how friends come into your life and go out of your life for a reason? I have received quite a few of those over the the last few years, at least they are better than the -if you don't send this on to 300 people, you will lose all your money, get sick, the plague or locusts will come etc.
I have a lot of very dear friends, some who I have known for many many years, as far back as primary school. Over the years I have found that you sometimes grow apart, move away, take different life paths. I have moved many many times in my life, I'm an ex army wife. I have lived in 3 different countries, many different places, but all through that time, even though I have temporarily lost contact with dear friends, or we have been too busy with our own lives to ring or write, when we find each other again, we have always picked up where we left off, as though it was only yesterday we were last in contact. (Sorry about the long sentence, hope you managed to take a breath.) I think it is a special friend that can understand that they are still in your heart, even though you don't keep in contact as much as you should.
I have lost very few friends along the way and it's funny, I don't miss any of them. They came into my life for a reason, I think, this one to help me on the road to blogging to show me that the friends I still have are true friends, that I should cherish the friendships that I have, that friendship goes much deeper than the superficial stuff of life. Life is not a competition, it doesn't matter what you have, it is how you use it.
Anyway enough of this introspective stuff. I am happy happy happy coz I have lovely lovely friends I have had for many years, and all the new friends I have found since starting this blog. If it wasn't for "she who shall remain nameless" I wouldn't have found you at all.
I'll drink to that, and for Mrs QIMP and the sixth food group, a Tim Tam or two and some Nanaimo bars.
I am glad they photoshopped my legs in this portrait.