Are you a Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime?

Someone…and I use that term lightly because she’s not just someone but rather my second cousin asked me about this the other day. I think this blog sums it up and especially the unknown quote at the end. It’s either a reason, a season or a lifetime. I’m sure you all know people in your own lifetime that fit in one of those categories. For me, I’m glad I had the opportunity to meet my cousin. That relationship to one another should be one of those that lasts a lifetime. I suppose only time will tell. Love you, B, for all that you are…don’t ever change.  

Life Lessons

I just got back from attending a farewell party for a good friend of mine who will be working in Africa for at least one year. We met at work over fifteen years ago and have been friends ever since. We’ve been there for eachother through good times, and not so good times — divorce, marriage, raising kids, moves, illness, and job changes. Even though she will be living far away, I know we will keep in contact. I consider her a lifetime friend. Thinking of her leaving reminded me of all the moving around I did as a military brat. I was always leaving friends or getting left because they moved. It was never easy, and it didn’t get easier as time went by. There were always tears, followed by sadness, and sometimes just a deep feeling of lonliness. You keep in contact for awhile and then one day…

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