Once upon a time we were young moms expending energy as room mothers, coaches, team moms, PTO presidents, community volunteers. We became acquainted volunteering at school, watching our kids play Little League and softball, cheering them on at field day or special day performances, organizing dance lessons and chaperoning parties.
Now, years have passed, kids are grown. Our wrinkles are showing, some of us are thicker, a few have gray hair, most of us are grandmothers. We are wiser, more comfortable with who we are. Most of all, we are friends who gather once each month to share stories, offer support through times good and bad, laugh and sometimes cry. We are bound by our shared history and it matters not whether we see each other frequently or just at our monthly lunch gatherings. We know that we offer one another something special, the gift of friendship. I couldn’t be more grateful.
Tell me, how do you nurture your long time relationships?