Friday, July 08, 2011

Friends are friends forever

When I was in grade school I went to a very small Christian school. My teachers were great and very involved in everything. We couldn't get away with anything. DAILY we had meetings outside the classroom because of some bickering between the girls. My teacher really tried her hardest to teach us how to be friends the right way, Christlike way. Around this time Michael W Smiths song friends are friends forever was very popular. And my teacher also had this little rhyme on the wall:

Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver, one is gold.

Loved this and it has always stuck with me. I like making new friends but I love my old friends, so much history with them, so many memories, they love me for who I am and know me inside and out. But I really don't feel like others see the importance of this. I will never turn my back on my friends. I don't fight with my friends, I love them so very much. I would do anything for them, yet I don't feel this in return. I feel so alone.

Im sure there is something I need to change, its not just them. But I just don't know what it it.
Having a difficult Summer.


Rachel Holloway said...

I soooo know what you mean! I too have felt a loneliness--for a long time really. I think you're a wonderful friend, and I hope your summer starts to look up!

Jen Craun said...

I think we live in such an increasingly isolated time...and relationships are changing faster than we can emotionally adapt. In painting the house right now, etc. I am longing for the support of friends and family, yet we are going at it almost entirely alone--I can relate in part to these very frustrations, and disappointments. I wonder also, how I can be this better friend I long for...

We should get a play date on the calendar!