Blog 447: People far away


Don’t you miss those people who live far away? Do you have friends that live far away? Does it take you ages to find a date that you can both make? We all have friends that live a while away and some people live in other countries and that is hard! I have friends that live in America, Colombia and nearer to home; Swindon, Woking, Guildford, Bournemouth, Cambridge and so many other places and it is hard. I would love to see these people more and more but I know that it may not be possible to do so with the busyness of life with work, children, church and so much more. I would love to see these people more but life gets hold of us and we don’t have the time and money to see these people. It will be hard to keep up with life and what is going on when we live so far away.

When we were younger we were more care free and we would see each other most days of the week and that was awesome however, things in life happen. People move away, people have family issues, people have responsibilities, people have complications, people have commitments and life is not how it once was. We all find that we don’t have as much free time as we once had and it is sad. It is as we get older that friends live further away and start to develop their own lives. It seems that as we get older we seem to lose the friends that we once had when we were a child. The older we get the less often we get to meet up with our friends and it is sad how things just carry on around us and we get to see those close to us less. We want to see each other more but the journey can be hard and tiring and we only have a certain amount of time in the year. There will be times and events that we will have to miss because of what is going on in our lives and it can be hard. It can be frustrating when we have to see things online rather than face-to-face.

I can often go months/ years without seeing these friends and sometimes family. It is hard and it can be painful but I know that we have a good relationship, thank goodness for social media! I do find that when I see people and catch up we do pick up where we left of and I am so grateful for that. Most of my friends I have known later on in life and they just get me, they understand how I feel, they understand what I have been through, they understand what I need to do, they understand what struggles I have and I am so blessed that they just get me and we can talk about anything and everything! Friends may be far away but we are joined by love and support which is important.

When I was at school I didn’t have friends, I couldn’t hold onto friends because I have an attachment issue but I know that I had all my years ahead of me. As I have got older I have actually got my best friends and I have developed my friendships. I had to go to college to have my best friend and I went to Colombia to have my other best friends and I can’t be happier. I have had these friends now for so long. I know that when I need to talk to someone I can call them, we may be on different time zones but I know they will be there and I was so grateful that I had them by my side when I got married. I can’t wait to form more friendships as I get older.

I am so thankful for the friends that I have but I am blessed to have God in my life too. He is there for me whenever I need to talk to someone, He is there when I am tired, He is there when I don’t feel too good, He is there through all situations, He is there with everything going on. I may have best friends in the world but I know that is my best friend and He will always be with me whatever life throws at me. I am so grateful that God put certain people in my life and they are a blessing to me and I want to be a blessing to them too.

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