“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.” I don’t know who said this, but they are so right. And what’s even more difficult than having to say good bye to a friend, is watching my child say good bye to his childhood friend.
Luke and Jackson took their first steps together. Learned to ride two-wheelers together. Shared bumps and bruises and stories of annoying little brothers together. And Luke is the kind of kid every Mom wants her kid hanging out with. He’s polite, funny, and he’s an amazing athlete. Recently, his family decided to move to the other side of town to be closer to the mountains he races on. We have promised to get them together as often as possible, but let’s face it, everyone moves on.
I will never forget the day the moving van pulled away. In it were bikes, skateboards, hockey nets, ramps and rails. My tough little 12 year old with a shaky voice, his buddy with tears in his eyes. They were saying good bye to each other, but in a way, they were also saying good bye to their childhood. It was all I could do to hold it together. And to tell them that they are both so lucky to have had such a “truly great friend”.
If you have ever had a truly great friend, let them know how impossible they are to forget.