Adulting: Long-Term Friendships...
I relish aging with my friends.
I was texting with a close friend of mine the other day, and as I was typing, I was mentally adding up all the major life events we’ve shared together. From girls’ nights in our first apartments, to boyfriends, engagements, marriages, and her firstborn daughter, we have experienced milestones in life. Together.
I don’t want to belittle new friendships, or friendships that for whatever reason are short term. All types of friends bring enrichment to life – like spices, or a little zest, or a sweetness in recipe. I just want to pause for a moment and give those long-term relationships their moment in the limelight. Especially in this blog where I focus on the delights of getting older.
There is such a depth to a friendship of many years, and looking at someone and knowing the friendship was built over a long period of time. The years have a way of stacking up the memories that give a friendship such depth and meaning that is delightful, intimate, and an amazing investment between both people.
I can’t help but think that such friendships become a priceless treasure when people are older and want to recount the “good things in life” (that aren’t tangible items that society puts too much emphases on.) It’s a gift of the ages, for the aged, and something to look forward to with each passing year.