Cold Meds and Friends

First of all, today I am grateful for cold meds. They are helping me sleep at night and for the first time I can remember, I’m taking a daytime version to allow me to work and be lucid. But wow, that daytime version wears off 4 hours later–on the dot.

But today I’m also grateful for friends. Today is my friend Jenn’s birthday. We’ve been friends for 12 years–she was actually friends with my sister Deanne first, and while I was on my mission, Deanne sent me letters about this Jenn who was so much like me and couldn’t wait for us to meet.

We became fast friends, and even though we haven’t lived in the same state for 10 years, we don’t ever seem to lose any time. We talk on the phone a couple times a year, and of course Facebook keeps us connected, but this past summer while I was at Amherst, she went to Mount Holyoke–15 miles away. It had been four years since we last saw each other, but to me it felt like it had only been four days.

It’s a bonus to growing up Air Force: you learn how to make the kind of friends who don’t need daily maintenance once you move.

So on this, the day of Jenn’s birth, I’m grateful for her, for letting me into her life and keeping me there. I’m grateful she and her husband still include me in their Fantasy Football League every year. They’re good people, and I’m glad to know them.

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