“THE BEST THING TO HOLD ONTO IN THIS LIFE IS EACH OTHER.”
Thirty six years ago when my oldest son started kindergarten, I met a group of women who have become my lifelong friends and companions on this journey of life. One of these women is my dear friend, Ginny.
Ginny is the driving force that has made possible these lifelong friendships. When our children were in the eighth grade and soon to go all different high schools, Ginny put together our lunch group. For 27 years we have gotten together once a month to laugh and cry and to keep in touch with each others lives. We would not have stayed together except for Ginny. She kept in touch with all of us and made sure that we met once a month to celebrate someone’s birthday. She has had many troubles in her life but she has always remained optimistic and no matter what was going on in her life would be concerned about my life. She is our fearless and much loved lunch leader.
This week our dear leader had an 11 hour surgery and basically has been cut from stem to stern. I always knew Ginny was made of sturdy material and this week proved it. She made it through this horrible surgery and is marching forward to recovery. I am sure it won’t be long before I hear her say, “And how are you honey and where do you think we should meet for lunch.”
This week I celebrate my friend’s recovery and being able to hold onto each other for many years to come.
Wishing you the gift of friendship,