A Snapshot of Friendship

 

Last week I had the rare pleasure of getting to meet two fellow bloggers — C and V from Stickhorse Cowgirls!  Hubby and I were passing through the city where they live and I had contacted them and asked if we could have dinner.  Hubby just stayed long enough to eat, and then he left the three of us to gab till our hearts content.  And we did just that.

It was so exciting to get to put faces to two women who had over months of reading and commenting on each other’s blogs, become my blogging friends.  We talked (and ate, at least part of the time) for three hours, with nary an awkward silence.  The conversation really was more like old friends catching up after a long absence, rather than strangers meeting for the first time.  Remarkable, touching, fun, memorable.  And now, I consider V and C real, honest-to-goodness friends of mine.

But, the real friendship I want to tell you about is the one between the two of them.  Sitting at a table with them for three hours gave me a little snapshot of their very special friendship (of over 50 years!), and how it blesses both their lives.  I can’t remember anything specific they said that would be an example.  All I can say is that I came away from that evening having been reminded of how precious old friendships can be when they are firmly grounded in shared love and respect and lots of shared memories.

May we all cherish and nourish the friendships we have been blessed with — both old and new.  They are such a plus in life.

Thank you, C and V for such a memorable, fun evening.  Now, when I read your words, I see your faces and hear your voices. 

A truly special evening.

5 Responses to A Snapshot of Friendship

  1. C says:

    Sandra! You brought tears to my eyes! Yes, I have a very special friendship with V–don’t know what I’d do without her. I know I speak for V, too, when I say that we are both grateful, too, for this miracle of connection: blogging. Our dinner the other night was a special thing. We have loved your voice from afar, and our dinner togethr the other night was just something special. God has blessed us all with this new way of expanding our friend base. Thank you again for dinner and a wonderful time. This I know: we WILL get together again!! C

  2. Cheryl says:

    Friendships are special….and I feel blessed to have you (and your blog) as a friend!!! Your blog is an extention of you that we get to enjoy almost everyday!! THanks, my friend, for a long and fun friendship and thank you for blogging. 🙂

  3. Sandra says:

    C — I meant every word of it. It IS obvious what a special friendship you and V have. And I am honored to know both halves of the whole of that friendship. I look forward to our next visit.

    Next time let’s believe the long-suffering waiter, whose table we camped at for THREE hours, when he tells us that the “cake for two” is too much cake for the three of us! Who would have guessed? Certainly not cake-loving me! 🙂

    Cheryl — I am so thankful for our friendship and that we have been able to spend more time together in the last few years.

    One of my favorite memories from our high school days is when we took bookkeeping from the perky Mr. Oberlin. I think he looked a little less perky by the time I was done with his class because I’m sure he figured out at some point that I had NO IDEA what we were doing. But I do remember you and I having some great times sitting next to each other!

    You can’t buy those kind of memories! 🙂

    Thanks for being my friend, Cheryl, and also for being a faithful reader here. It means alot to me.

  4. Vicki says:

    Thanks for your kind words, Sandra! We had such a lovely time and it really WAS like a meeting of old friends catching up! Next time we get together I’m sure it will be great fun again! Yes, C and I are more like sisters than just friends. We’ve been through so much together, weathering blessings and sorrows over fifty years. Her mom is still so dear to me and we have the rare privilege of really knowing from where each other comes! We even remember each other’s grandparents! It’s hard to have secrets from your next door neighbors! I hope we get to see you again and meeting those who you “know” from their own written words, is a special thing!

  5. Sandra says:

    Vicki — I certainly hope we will be able to get together again. It was so fun. 🙂

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