5 x 2 = 10
In 2013 I joined a life group at church. It was around November I think. One of the couples was not around for a while, I can’t remember where they were at the time but they were not in town. I met them in January 2014. They became my friends. Older than me. Like mentorparentfriends. I grew to love them. I was afforded opportunities by them that I had never dreamt of because they accepted me as family and trusted me like very few people would trust me and in such a short space of time.
They were one of the couples that made me believe that an honest, loving, caring, beautiful marriage is possible the way I knew from very few couples before that. They shared honestly, loved wholeheartedly, always included … they still do. Much has happened. They left SA. I miss them. I miss their friendship, their open home, welcome hearts, love and honest conversations, piercing questions, genuine interest and intentional friendship.
I miss her today. K, I miss you today. The edifying conversation. The care. I think of you often. I miss being there for you. Seeing and hearing you working through challenging thoughts, problems and concepts. I learnt so much from you every time we spoke. I still do. Even though we don’t speak that often. Friend, miss you. You are such a beautiful human being in every way. Thank you for your friendship, even if it’s intercontinental now.
You both elevate the level of conversation by the content of your questions and how you ask it, the content of and line of thought in responses and how you deliver it. Also, vocabulary. I learnt. I might not look it or sound it. 🙂
I miss you.
I love you.
I hope to see you both sooner than I think.