Forever Friends

I’ve heard it said that there are friends for a reason, a season and a lifetime. As I look back on my college years, my “friends for a reason” classmates and I spent a lot of time together in the science labs and study hall as we worked to complete our classes and earn our degrees. We stayed up to late and ate too much junk food as studied and quizzed each other so that we could reach our goals. When college ended, most of us parted ways.

When I was pregnant with my first child, I joined a Mommy-and-Me class with a lot of other young mothers who were learning about motherhood for the first time. We shared this “season of life” as we pushed the babies in strollers, went to the park and had many discussions on the importance of raising children well.

One of these young mothers and I found that we shared more than just a reason and more than just a season of life. Even as our children grew and I moved four hours away, our friendship remained very close. This dear forever friend came up to see me last weekend, and we went on a “field trip” (a long time tradition) to a pumpkin patch with one of her daughters and two of mine. We went in the corn maze and bought pumpkins for our girls. I am thankful for the “forever friends” in my life.