Silver and Gold

Yesterday, I got to see my good friend Emily for the first time in many months.  She and I like to say that we bypassed friendship in favor of simply being family. Our interaction yesterday is proof of this. When I first arrived in her house, Emily was doing social work homework with a classmate which lasted at least two hours. During this time, I played with a rubbery blue ball with little tentacles on it, hitting Emily now and then, and got acquainted with her roommate, Andrea. 

It was hot, but tea is still imperative, so we drank it. 

The classmate left and Emily and I talked and listened to music.

You know those friends, you think that just maybe you are drifting apart, it's been a while since you've talked etc?

Yesterday, I realized that nothing could be further from the truth. Emily and I have one of those easy and lovely friendships you read about in "Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend's Soul," only better, because this is something real in my life. 

This is something which God has done.

For years, I prayed for good friends in my life. Emily was perhaps the first obvious answer to that prayer. She and I, meeting in the math placement test at Eastern, had no idea of the things we would get to (and have to) walk through together. 

This is something which God did. 

Two songs come to mind as I write this title:

"Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold..."


"Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have give I thee, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk!"