Just like the song I started off all alone but I am grateful for all of the friends that I have acquired along the way. Before I was married more than 41 years I had friends but my dear wife multiplied the friends we have many times over. I am so fortunate that my wife is such giver and a loved person that we have always many friends.
For years my wife was pitcher for a women's softball team and that group of friends is still together. In a few weeks, they will be baking Christmas cookies together. Yum! She also had many work friends. Every Christmas we threw a big catered party for her work friends.
People with children have a great opportunity to build friendships through their children. From the time our daughters were in nursery school we were developing those relationships.
We would go out with the kids on Halloween. We went to school activites together. We went to the town pool together had picnics on the 4 th of July and went together to the fireworks, and had New Years parites together.
Now all of our daughters are in their 30's, some married, some children. But we, the parents are carrying on. We are still a great group of friends and we have been there for each other. We still go to Carol and Peter's house for Halloween and Superbowl. We all come to our house for 4th of July. We go to Bob and Allana's for New Years Eve. And we have been to all of other children's weddings.
Life is great when you have friends!
This is the second entry to Debe Maxwell, CRS 's Thanksgiving Gratitude Challenge.