This week we had the pleasure of having our friends visit us. The guys grew up together and the girls met over 28 years ago when we were all dating. Over the years we have gone through so much together. The girls are even closer than the guys now. The kids are more like cousins than friends and they call the adults “aunt” and “uncle”.
When we moved to the west coast 5 years ago, I knew I would miss people but I guess I never knew how much. We would see each other for all of our birthdays, usually all holidays and many times in between. Email and phones are great, but they just can never take the place of being in person, sitting with someone, sharing a cup of tea and talking endlessly.
We packed so much into the 6 days they were here. We wanted to show them what we could of California and also to fit in as much time together. The kids enjoyed their time too. D was only 3 ½ when we moved, but he enjoyed Uncle ‘P’ so much and the boys too. The girls are 3 years apart, but you would never know it. They are like sisters, now they have to rely on texting again (which they do very well I may add).
Although I am so happy that they visited, I was so sad to say goodbye. This weekend has been very tearful. But…we will talk about the fun we had, the laughs, we will keep looking at the 300 pictures we took and hopefully that will lift up our hearts until we can be together again.