This evening i met up with a dear friend. We have been friends since our teens and have studied together at 2 schools, seen each other through those difficult, funny, frustrating, silly, adventurous years.
We see each other once a year and try to keep up over a couple of emails, maybe Facebook messages. Every time we meet up we talk about what’s been happening for us and what has changed since the good ‘o days. 😉
It is so wonderful to have a friend with whom i can do this with.
We lamented over how life had changed and people are so busy with work that it is hard to meet up and spend some meaningful time with each other.
We also vent our frustrations about our current situations (if any). We give each other advice (if it is needed). Knowing fully that it is safe to do so.
But most importantly, we listen to each other and simply enjoy each other’s company. And share good food.
People often ask me if i miss my home country. i may not miss the country as a land itself. i do miss family.
And i dearly miss friends such as this wonderful lady i had dinner with tonight. i miss having a friend who totally gets what you are talking about without every detail explained. A friend whom you know and can trust not to judge you and your every word or action. A friend who likes you for being you, accepting you, faults and all. A friend with whom you can pick up the relationship where you left off and not fault each other for not sending an email every week/month.
Over the last 4 days, that is what i have been doing, meeting up with old friends who are dear to me. And it has been great!
So to my dear old friends, thank you for being who you are and for being my friend. i hope that we will be able to continue spending more time with each other, building our friendship up, caring for each other.
i Thank God for giving us friends.
PS: And i miss the food in my home country lots!