So excited to tell you that the gathering of all our girlfriends at Diane Beatrice's house yesterday was amazing! Diane was a marvelous hostess to say the least! Seeing everyone was a walk down memory lane. Diane and Chuckie both mentioned that the gathering was all planned around my visit with them. Wasn't that the sweetest thing to do for a friend!
The sorority girls that were not able to attend were Janice Scandone, Dora DiBartolomeo, Jeanine Erricola, Janet Campello, Anne Farrell, Estelle Follett, Janice Manuele and the Esposito sisters (Annette and Camille). Lianna Andreottola just moved to Florida so she did not attend as well. But we certainly had an amazing turnout.
As the doorbell rang and each started to flow in...I had my camera ready to capture that special shot of them walking in the door. Oh my.....so much food....so much wine...so many things to discuss.....who remembered something real special about you and who had pictures with them to share about their children and grandchildren.
After I return home, I will create an online photo album to forward to all that have an email address.
Friendship has the same power and influence over your life as family relationships, sometimes even more. Close friendships have special connection about them that allow each person to share their lives and secrets. We learn and grow from friendships just as we do from relationships within families and those with lovers.
My childhood friends taught me how to trust, to love, to share, to care. I think if you can maintain good friendships at that point in your life, you will generally follow the same patterns throughout your life.
Sometimes you meet someone and there is a special connection from the onset. And my friendship with Diane started in Grammar School along with the other special classmates. I feel that it is a often a recognition on the soul level. Your frequencies match, you feel a link or special bond, and you want to spend more time together.
Then we have other friendships that I feel are Karmic friendships who are the people who come into our lives for learning lessons. They may be lifelong friendships or short term. The lessons can be positive or negative, depending on what one's soul is searching for at that time. It is all about the experience.