Friday, February 06, 2009

Some Things Never Change

I have two friends from childhood. One (Juliana) moved next door when I was seven and she was five. The other (Aminie) moved down the street when I was nine and she was eight. I can’t believe I have friends that I’ve known for 40 years. I feel old.

Recently, I tried to get in touch with Aminie but the contact number and email I had changed. Here’s the beauty of Facebook. I typed in her name and she had a Facebook account. I sent her a message and she sent me her new number.

We talked on the phone and it was as if no time passed between us. That’s what I love about old friends (not friends that are old – I’m just clarifying my statement) – some things never change. You know each other’s history. You have love and friendship that has stood the test of time. You speak each others language. You can catch up in nothing flat. I can’t remember the last time we spoke, but it felt like yesterday.

I’ve found for me that’s what its like with my relationship with God. I wish I could say that I’m really good to keep up all the time. There are times when life is busy and I don’t speak to Him for an extended period time. What I’m talking about is quality time with Him. Not a day goes by that I don’t offer prayers up to Him. He loves me. He knows my history. Our relationship has stood the test of time. He speaks my language. I can catch up in nothing flat. I love that the most about Him.

© Nadine Zawacki 2009

Thank You

Thank you to Debz for the following award. You’re a sweetheart. Go visit Debz, she has a wonderful blog and is chronicling the journey of adopting a baby from China.

21 comments:

Brenda said...

I love the fact that He's so gracious towards us.
I love those kinds of friendships.
Happy weekend!

Steph said...

I know what you mean---Dawn and I have been friends since our freshman year...30 years ago!

Have a great weekend...

Art said...

I like that analogy about our relationship with God.

Bex said...

it is so comforting to know that God will never abandon me.

Dawn said...

Yep, Steph and I know exactly what you mean!

Blessings!

Susan said...

Nice award. God is ALWAYS available, too!!!!!
Susan

Marla said...

I guess I am like you in the fact that I pray everyday and try to read from the Bible each day. But I fall short sometime of the quality or amount of time I spend doing it.

Strider said...

Don't forget to have a nice laugh this weekend....

Yvonne Todd said...

I totally agree with you.. on the "old" friends comment as well as the catching up with God. But I find I like myself better when I hang with Him consistently.

Dawn said...

It's so great to have those friends - the ones you don't see often, but we catch up instantly. Great analogy.

As for Facebook, I am so afraid of another computer obsession, but I really want to find some of those old high school and college friends.

Damselfly said...

That's beautiful!

LDH said...

Hope we're still blogging friends in 40 years :)Or better yet, friends in heaven!

Ann(ie) said...

Those are seriously the BEST friendships!!!!

JT said...

a good friend is a truly special thing and God is the greatest friend of all...

love you
jen(n)

Scarlet said...

I love how you reconnected with old pals on Facebook and I know exactly what you mean when you say it's like no time passed between you. The sweet familiarity of a good friendship never fades away.

Btw, I think I'll look up God on Facebook and reconnect. ;) It's time!

chelle said...

Facebook is amazing for looking up old connections.

Awesome analogy again!

Shionge said...

Indeed Nadine, when we reconnect with our old pals, we just pick up the conversation and carry on :) IT is magical to say the least :D

Tammy said...

So glad you found your childhood friend, Nadine! A couple years ago I found my grade school friend through my blog!
I love how God is always there with us just waiting for us to talk with Him!

Kate said...

I love hearing stories of friendship connection. Old friends are the best!

Debz said...

Ya it's pretty cool isn't it.
Thank heavens God is that kind of friend to us. Most forgiving friend I know.

Yer welcome for the award, you deserve it.

Cheri said...

I love reconnecting with old friends on Facebook too. I was so excited to find a friend I hadn't seen since she move out west 20 years ago.