“They say you will never be lonely from the start of each day to its end if you walk life’s pathway with love in your heart, and side by side with a friend.”
As I think more deeply about how much my life will change in the next few weeks, I consider my relationships that I have built, not only at Nyack, but also in high school and at church.
Recently, two of my best friends from high school have moved to NYC. It has been amazing to reconnect. It is great to have those friends that you may not always see, and you may not text every day or even every month sometimes! The three of us have changed so much but it’s refreshing to still be able to maintain a friendship. Sadly, although Nyack isn’t so far away, it’s like I’m leaving them RIGHT when we’ve all been reunited.
(High School Bestie and I reunited and walking the Brooklyn Bridge!)
And this theme seems to persist. Right as I will be getting back to Nyack, the friends I’ve made that came in my year will be transitioning out too. Back home, overseas, and across the country. My hope is that we stay connected even though our lives will be changing drastically.
(2008-2012 Honors retreat with some great friends…)
I have the least concern for the friendships I’ve made with my “brownies” at church, but as we each discover and go after our calling, there has been a lot of rumor of moving. What is with all of this movement! I’d like to argue that I have the best of friends, and I know that every season will come and go which means that people may walk in and out of my life. As heart breaking as that is, I am determined to trust God with the friendships I have, which will be used to make me into the person I am supposed to be. I will also trust that as my friends make different friendships and the dynamic of any relationship changes, that it is the best for both of us, no matter how difficult it is to lose one another.