Old, Young Friends
Decided the other day to look up an old, young friend. She was 15 when we hired her to hostess in our restaurant. What a gem! A, you can always count on and would not hesitate to leave her with your life savings, kind of employee.
By the time we sold she was 20 and moving up and on to better things. She had also become like a daughter, and one of those friends you know you will always keep in touch with. I had not talked to her for a year or so and when we re-connected on facebook, I delighted in the fact that she expressed joy in hearing from me.
Through her FB I also re-connected with two other old, young friends. One whom I have known since she was about 10. When she was older she came to work for us. The other, we hired and she quickly endeared herself to us. We watched these three young ladies grow through their teen years with the trials and tribulations they bring; and we were confided in and trusted. What a privilege.
All three are now shining young adults. They made it through their teenage angsts. Two have found love and are delighting in being mommies. One is in a career she loves. They all seem happy and at peace.
They all expressed such joy in hearing from me! What a blessing it has been to re-connect with my old, young friends.