The Joy of Reconnection
Last week or so, I wrote about the seasons of friendships. Some are meant to last, others are meant to die away. Then there are those people in our lives who may not be a constant, but once you reconnect with them periodically, it's like no time has passed.
I just reconnected with a friend like that.
I've known him since I worked at Disneyland. He got me through some difficult times during those crazy just-out-of-college years. While there, I wrote a series of poems and short stories for him, simply to make him laugh. I guess you could say he really launched my writing career. We saw movies together and just enjoyed each other's company. It's a special friendship that could never die away.
After I left California, we kept up with our lives via email. I shared with him about my work, my relationships, my engagement, my marriage, my kids, my books. He told me all about what was going on in his world. No, email isn't the same as real-life, face-to-face conversations, but we worked with what we had/have.
It's been a while since I heard from him. So when I had a dream about him the other night, I had to email. It was short. Just telling him about the dream and how much I miss him.
This morning, in my inbox, I had two emails from him that made my whole day. I'll get to see him in a couple months. I'll get to introduce my family to this man who has meant so much in my life. How lucky am I?
See, some relationships, no matter how sporadic, will never die. Because God bonds hearts in such a unique way.
I, for one, am thankful.
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