brings a lot of realization that you don’t experience when you’re younger. Friendships are one of those things. I recall my Mom many times telling me that “you’ll be able to count your true friends on one hand”. Of course, I thought this was just the musings of a parent….someone so unbelievably out of touch with “my” reality. “One hand”?? How silly! I have a ton of friends. Real, true friends. Lots of them!
It’s true. I do have a lot of people that I would call “friend”. We have been fortunate to have lived, as a family in 3 states. We made many friends along the way and there are people that, even though we may not cross paths again, that I will cherish until my very last breath.
But what about the kind of friend you can call up and say “Hey, want to run to Target? I need a mop.” And they quickly say yes and off you go. Sounds like a silly requirement for a “friend” but it’s that type of relationship I love the most. Where you talk on the phone daily (or text I suppose these days) just to see what’s going on. Sometimes there isn’t much to tell because you talk so often.
I can count, on one hand the friends I’ve made Target runs with. We all live in different states but boy do I miss them. Our lives are different now. Our children are grown so a 45 cent pair of shorts on the Target clearance rack may not excite us as it used to (the Grandma excluded :-)) but….it’s the longing for the experience. For having that “person”. How I miss that! May need to make a Target run today for old time’s sake!