Julie and Becky

Friends I will remember you, think of you, pray for you
And when another day is through I’ll still be friends with you

These are the lyrics from my 8th grade graduation song. This past week I renewed a friendship with my childhood friend Becky.  Becky and I met in the 6th grade and a common background of family situations quickly had us forming a special bond.  Best Friends  through grade school and high school, Becky was the maid of honor at my wedding. Somewhere along the way, growing up and life itself, separated us, along with thousands of miles. Keeping in touch through Christmas cards and emails we were able to write each other about our lives, but we had not seen each other in person in almost 20 years!! When Becky wrote and told me she was vacationing in Wisconsin with her parents, I quickly rearranged my schedule and made my reservations! Becky and I, quickly fell into the easy comradery that we shared so many years ago- Proof that real friendship withstands the test of time. We spent a jam packed 24 hours together, full of stories , laughs and a few tears. We have promised not to let life keep us apart in the future.

Becky and me on her parents’ boat in Wisconsin


My day with Becky, made me think not only about past friendships but about present friendships, also.

I am truly thankful to all of you, that I call, “my friend.”  You are my present, but you will also be my future. 

For when another day is through, I’ll still be friends with you

My hope, is that this story inspires everyone to renew a past friendship – Julie

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