It seems to be more common among women – to remain friends for decades through all of life’s changes. Treading life’s path with the support of friends is so much easier. Friends you grow up with, go through school with, stand with through marriage(s), careers, children, teenagers, middle age, old age, loss and loneliness – these are the special few.
These are the friends that you may not see or talk to for days, weeks, months or even years. But, when you do connect, it’s like you’ve never been apart and just shared a pot of tea yesterday. These are the friends that know your secrets – and keep them!
How dull, boring and lonely life would be without these special people in our lives. To borrow a phrase: l’chaim!