If you ask me how many friends I have, I will answer only a few. You might think I'm a snob or unapproachable or unfriendly. I would like to think that I'm not like that...it's just that frienships are valuable to me. These few friends I have are not ordinary friends because we have shared so much moments in our lives that all of us have grown into this friendship that we share. These are the people I know I could always count on no matter what happens, and these are my friends for life and that I hope my children will be friends with their children. There are times that some of us may not see each other for months nor hear from each other for weeks, but when we get together, we just pick up where we left off. Some of us may have done things we are not so proud of, but none of us have looked into each other in a judgmental way. We went from the happy-go-lucky yuppies to now married-with-kids stage. I have friends way back from high school and now we are godmothers to each of our children. There are those who went out and settled in another country, but everytime they come home, it is nothing but a happy reunion. Two weeks ago, Connie, a "kulangot friend" (I have a group of friends named kulangots) came back from the U.S. for vacation. Since her vacation is only three weeks, it was quite difficult to schedule a get-together and gather more or less 12 to 15 people in one place at one time, but after a dozen of text messages and a lot of convincing to some, it finally happened. It was like the gimiks we used to have when we were much younger and thinner (hahaha).
Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a
while and leave footprints on our hearts...and we are never, ever the same.
And because it was quite a long time since we have ALL seen each other, even belated birthdays are celebrated : )
No one knows for sure when the next get-together will happen, but it really does not matter because we will definitely see each other when we see each other.