Each week Gypsy Mama chooses a word to write about for five minutes. No editing, stream of consciousness. Today's word is: Friend.
Ready. Set. Write.
They say before your life is through here on Earth that you will be blessed to have three to four very close friends. I can say I am blessed to have already had many more than that in my lifetime thus far. Friends. The people who know you best and still love you. To list them all and even give many their due would be nearly impossible in just five minutes.
Today I am thinking of my friend, Regina, who is traveling thousands of miles to return to the mission field after a year of being home stateside and waiting for her next assignment. No matter the miles that separate us, thanks to technology, we are as close as ever. We met when she moved to Louisville from the hollers of Eastern Kentucky to go to the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary many moons ago. Even after nine years or so on the field, we've stayed close. She is my accountability partner, my friend who sharpens me. One day, when we are both old and hopefully not still single, we'll be baking cobblers and casseroles together.
“We'll be Friends Forever, won't we, Pooh?' asked Piglet.
Even longer,' Pooh answered.”