Saturday, June 6, 2015

Childhood Friends

There's something about those friends you have known forever. I have made friends at different places at different times in my life, but there are some people who, even if we haven't really talked for a while, we still hit it off like we were still twelve years old and having sleepovers at least once a month.

Through middle school, high school, and even some of elementary school I had three friends that I spent a lot of time with. We did everything together whenever we could. We went to homeschool co-op together, had sleepovers with all of us at least once a month (we even had a rotating schedule of whose house we stayed at), and attempted to do cartwheels on the church lawn during youth group. Over the past couple of years, we have moved our separate ways a bit. One girl is now living in West Virginia, following her dream of working with horses. Another is getting married next year. Another is busy with school, job, and volunteer firefighting. I was at school in Pennsylvania this past year.

But one day a couple of week ago, the three of us still in Maine decided to get together and go for a hike. It wasn't anything fancy. We didn't have to pay any money to go out and do something. We just finally made plans and went. We even video chatted with our friend in the south. We laughed, talked, and got caught up on everything all of us were doing.

As many other friends as I have made and will continue to make, I grew up with these girls. We saw each other through the awkward stages of middle school to where we are now. We have so many shared memories from our childhoods and know embarrassing facts about one another.

These are the friendships that I want to hold on to as I move on through my life. I know we won't always talk a lot or see each other, but we all know that if we need anything, we have each other.

(p.s. my goal is to blog once a week. 10:00 pm on a Saturday night is still within one week, right? right)


  1. I've come to a point in my life where a whole lot of things are about to change. I think my biggest worry is growing apart from those friends who have been there for me forever. This was so encouraging.

  2. Great post <3 When I was little, my mom sometimes quoted a little rhyme: "Make new friends, but keep the old - one is silver, and the other gold". I always liked that :)

  3. I didn't realize how much work maintaining longer distance relationships could be until I went away to school. I realized how much even just quick texts or Facebook messages could mean.

  4. I love that saying! I'll have to remember that.

  5. Yeah. I'm really scared about that. I FINALLY got a Facebook after years of holding out. I think it will help me to stay in touch with everyone.

  6. Facebook is definitely a good way to stay in contact with people and stay updated about what everyone is doing. :)


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