Picking up where we left off ...
On Fathers Day it was the first time my husband's family has ALL been together for a very long time. We do get together as much as we can, but because the big grown up daughter has been living interstate (and battling illness) for such a long time, she and the grandbub aren't usually around to participate in our family gatherings.
Well, this year is different. This year we finally have her home permanently which means she gets to hang out at our momentous* family events.
The grandbub and her second cousin are around 6 weeks apart in age. They make the perfect play mates.
The thing is, with the grandbub not having lived near us, they have only seen each other about eight times in their lives, of which five of those were before they could walk or talk.
So it simply amazes me that they can get excited about seeing each other and pick up exactly where they left off nine months ago!
At the age of three, don't you find that extraordinary?
I love friendships like that. The ones where you don't see each other in forever but when you do you don't have to start again. You just pick up right where you left off.
With my friends scattered around Australia and the world, the majority of my friendships count on this.
Do you have friendships like this?
Are you able to pick up where you left off?
What are your tips for nurturing far away friendships?
*Hey, they are momentous in our minds!