Connie and Patty
Seeing them once a year is really a treat.
I miss seeing them more often, but that is how it's working out right now.
Even though we've changed and we're all finding our own place in the world, we all know that when the tears fall or the smile spreads across our face, we will come to each other because no matter where this crazy world takes us, nothing will every change so much to the point where we're not all still friends.
In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. ~Albert Schweitzer
A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be. ~Douglas Pagels
The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. ~Elisabeth Foley
The friend within the man is that part of him which belongs to you and opens to you a door which never, perhaps, is opened to another. Such a friend is true, and all he says is true; and he loves you even if he hates you in other mansions of his heart. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Wisdom of the Sands, translated from French by Stuart Gilbert