My very best friend for more than 40 years just moved from Jacksonville, Florida to St. Paul. She and her husband have rented a really cool pad across the street from the Farmer's Market, 3 blocks from my office and 2.5 miles from my house.
We met one another in the 1960's in San Francisco and then again in the mountains of New Mexico. We have seen one another through so many things - births, deaths, and rebirth. We have not lived close to one another since 1980 when we shared an apartment with our two boys - one then a teen and the other a toddler. Here we are again - both boys all grown with children of their own. It is a joy and a blessing that we will have this time together - this incredibly precious time.
We are looking forward to long afternoons of soup making, bread baking, book reading, soul sharing.....you know, the things women sister-friends do so well. Blessings abound.