Therefore, when an opportunity presented itself over the holidays to celebrate one of the son's and one of the daughter's wedding engagements, I couldn't pass it up to see them. Talk about picking up right where we left off so many years ago! We were laughing, re-telling stories, as well as creating new memories and experiences that will, I'm sure, be told again when we're all together. We also watched old videos of family vacations...gotta love fanny packs and clothes of the 80s!
It's these friendships that are amazing because you can't explain why or how they work - they just do. There's a comfortable-ness (not sure that's a word, but I'll continue) and a feeling of connection that cannot be re-created in other friendships. There's also history, which helps to move the friendships along.
I came back home with a sense of awe about these people and the positive benefits of good, healthy friendships. Even though time will pass and we may not contact each other on a daily basis, I know these friendships are built on a solid foundation that only became stronger because of this trip.
Have you experienced this phenomenon? If so, how do you make sense of it?