Last Tuesday morning we had the privilege of welcoming my long-time friend, Renee, and her girls to our house for brunch. We had such a memorable and special time together. Renee and I became friends when I was a newlywed and had moved to a new town with my husband. She was new in town, too, and we shared a commonality that our husbands worked for the same company. We became very good friends and a couple of years later we were both carrying our first babies at the same time - me only a few months ahead.
Through the years, distance separated us physically, but we have continued our special friendship via email and phone calls. And even though she has been 6 hours away, Renee has been a constant source of encouragement to me and is the type of friend who surprises you with a card in the mail just when you need it most. (In addition, Renee is my all-time most common commenter on my blog.) :)
We have watched one another's children grow up through Christmas cards and on the computer screen. Renee and I also share something else - we are both homeschool moms. This brings our friendship even closer and all the more special. And now as our family has returned to Mississippi, our children are now becoming friends and will be able to develop closer friendships as their mommies get to "pick up where we left off."
Our six sweeties
Our brunch of zucchini honey muffins, banana muffins, hard boiled eggs, grapes, blueberries, and milk
"Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold."
As Renee stated to me, "I'm glad we're old friends and that our children are new friends." Ditto to you, Renee. I'm looking forward to watching God develop our friendship even more, now that we're back in Mississippi. :)