Out of the blue, a friend who arrived home from San Antonio about a month ago called me up and said she is coming over for a chat. Of course,I was elated. Who wouldn’t be? The last time we saw each other was sometime in October 2014. she said her package has arrived and she brought all these gifts for the family. She even gave some cash to Mommy when she found out that Mom is having her birthday on Wednesday.
Two hours of updating on each other’s lives although we always chat on Messenger in between. She brought with her a dozen pocketbooks, baking chocolates, Spam, Skittles and M & M for Nate, a box of Pringles and two hardbound copies of two of my favorite authors Mary Oliver and Richard Paul Evans. Upstream is Mary Oliver’s latest book while The Mistletoe Secret was published last November. To own such copies, priceless. This is my third book of Mary Oliver, the first two are books of poems while this one are essays she wrote. I’ve collected several books of Richard Evans. His latest will be out in the market in May.
Celebrating friendship – the smiles, the laughter, the serious talk about life itself, the many, many things that make friendship beautiful. This is the only time that she is free because she has come home for good and has many things to do. Who says online friends are not real? We used to be online friends at the Catholic site on Facebook where I am one of the admins. it started with just a few chats in a group which my priest friend, our chief administrator created. We saw each other several times in the past. Every time she comes home, we make it a point to see each other. This is one of those blessed days to renew friendship. Just so happy.