Today I would like to extend my thanks to my friends M & J. They are graciously allowing me to spend an extra couple of days with them on my trip out to a conference in August. They even offered to throw me a barbeque! These are friends I haven’t seen in years. Not my closest of friends, but friends I would like to know better.
My closest of friends from that area don’t seem to want to be friends anymore – I hardly even see them on facebook. It makes me sad. We used to live out there. If we moved back to the area, would we still have friends? I have closer friends here. My BFF is here. But we can’t live here indefinitely – there’s no work. 😦
I need to focus on the great friends I do have out there, generous people like M & J, who are willing to open their home to me just to see me and spend time with me. I would love to go out another day early and go shooting with J. He is really a gun fanatic – well, both of them are to some extent. I can’t own a gun because of my mental illness, but J did take me to a shooting range once. It was so much fun!
I’m really excited about my trip now. It won’t be all business. Sure it means spending a little more on kenneling and parking fees, but it also means spending time with friends I haven’t seen since 2009. I can’t believe they are willing to put me up for the weekend. I am very blessed to have good friends in my life. 🙂
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