Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Make new friends

but keep the old...

Last week, good friends of ours from Richmond were in New Jersey visiting family. We were lucky enough to have them come by for dinner. After they left Caroline (and the rest of us!) were feeling a little sad about our move. As much as we love our new life in New Jersey, there was something so relaxing about being with people who have known you for longer than a year. There were no background stories to tell, no explaining to do, no questions about common interests or views. As I put Caroline to bed that night, we were talking about the difference between old friends and new friends. I was trying to explain the pros and cons of both- trying to give her space to feel sad but also to realize the fun of being where we are.

As usual, she got it and then some. Before I could finish a sentence, she began singing the Girl Scout song (they had learned it in school); "Make new friends but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold."

Well said...


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