hand in handOh my oh my oh my. I’ve been reading my friendster testimonials for kicks. Amoz gave me the idea last night. And I’m killing myself laughing. It’s a sudden cascade of memories and emotions flooding my mind. Somewhat as if the dam is about to burst. I seriously miss those days. Not to say that I want to continue to be the player I was just that… well, I miss all of them. Prisca, Michelle, Melissa, Zinnia, Amelia, Eve, Amoz, Amos, Calvin, Terence (idiot!), Charisse, Daniel, Belinda, Vanessa, Shehlin, Kellyn, Linda, Gloria…. the list could go on forever. We were at the age where paying compliments to others was the norm. Now, we shy away from such affection. To be told that you are treasured, loved, missed, admired, adored and so much more…why can’t we?

I am only beginning to grasp the influence I actually had on so many people just a few years back. A part of me is bubbling over with joy and another part just aches badly. What I wouldn’t give to just turn back the clock for a sliver of that past.

But I am thankful that there are a few friends God has brought back into my life to make a fresh start. It’ll be different but different in a good way.

It is by chance we met,by choice we became friends. Friendship is a strange thing. We find ourselves telling each other the deepest details of our lives. Things we don’t even share with our families who raised us. But what is a friend? A confidant? A lover? A shoulder to cry on?An ear to listen? A heart to feel? A friend is all these things-and more. No matter where we met, I call you a friend. A word so small, yet so large in meaning. A word filled with emotion. It is true, great things come in small packages. Once the package of friendship has been opened, it can never be closed. It is a book always written,waiting to be read and enjoyed. We may have our disagreements,we may argue,we may concern one another. Friendship is a unique bond that lasts through it all. No one knew I’d tell you so much. I never knew, but it happened. To God who keeps our friendship be the glory and praise.