Our last few weeks in Memphis we spent time saying goodbye to good friends that we knew we would miss terribly while in Boston. My sweet girlfriends threw me a going away/surprise early birthday party. It was such a fun night!
This sweet friend has definitely held me up when I didn't think I could hold myself up.
Austin saying goodbye to his best buddy Whit.
By far the hardest ones to say goodbye to were the Robinsons. They won't be in Memphis when we return and that is hard for me to stomach. They moved to Knoxville where Scout accepted a wonderful job. We have been close friends for many years. We did Medical School together, they did residency in Cincinnati but we stayed close, and then the Lord blessed us by allowing them to do a Fellowship in Memphis for 2 years. They bought a house down the street from us and we loved watching their daughters grow up. My boys will miss them terribly and as I sit here with tears coming down my face, I will miss them terribly. I know this sounds corny but Rebecca is like a sister to me. She is not afraid to tell me what I need to hear while still loving me. She really knows me and that is hard to come by in this world.
I have found that after losing Forrest, I don't really care for surface friendships anymore. I want more...that is hard for some people and I have seen friends drift away because they couldn't give more than the surface but that is what my heart longs for. I sometimes make people feel uncomfortable because I ask too much and am too real. I long to know someone well and for someone to know me well. Life is too short to continue where you only ask, "How are you?" and only give/get the answer fine. Are we really just fine...aren't we more than/less than fine. Thankfully God has blessed me with some wonderful friends who say more than just fine. They give me real and for that..I am blessed!
Wow...that was deep and wordy for me to put on my blog for the world to see but that is how I feel =)