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Long Lost Friends

We’ll stay in touch. We mean it when we say it to our friends, as we move away, or they move away. Only we don’t — not that much, not for that long. We have lives where we are and they have lives where they are. Every day brings things that need to be done, sometimes things that needed to be done yesterday, and if it’s not one of those things, it doesn’t get done. Because, after all, we can call or write another time.

And then it’s time for Christmas cards and letters. Then we do stay in touch, either in brief or at length, and either way it’s more than we have since, well, last Christmas. If we let ourselves take the time, we’ll find some time to savor sweet memories.

Some years we don’t allow ourselves the time to let those sink in. I just did, for a change, and was reminded of what a (shall we say) wonderful life I’ve had: so many good friends, so many good times. Memories that should be nurtured and treasured.

I’ve lived more years than most of you, so maybe your friends aren’t so long lost. Even so, you probably have some. Take a moment to think of one, or two, or maybe a group you seldom see any more. And share your memories of them with us.

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About the Author

Matt Kaufman

Matt Kaufman has been a columnist for Boundless since the site’s founding in 1998, and did a stint as editor in 2002-2003. He’s also a former staffer and current contributing editor for Focus on the Family Citizen magazine. Matt is a freelance writer/editor who spent some years in Colorado, but gave up the mountains for the cornfields: He now lives in his hometown of Urbana, home of the University of Illinois. His house is a five minute drive from the one where he grew up, and he enjoys daily walks around the park where he used to play baseball.

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