Tonight Jeff and I were blessed to have dinner with some "old" friends of ours from seminary days. They live and minister in a town just ten minutes away and, sadly, we have seen them only a few times since moving here more than four years ago.
We first met Mike and Lisa in the bookstore line as we were buying books for Jeff's first semester of seminary. We started talking, and our friendship grew from there. We spent many happy times with them--playing cards, watching movies, laughing, and making some wonderful memories. Even though they seemed very hard while we were living them, those were wonderful days in seminary!
It was nice to be able to sit down and chat with people who have known us for a long time, people who knew us "back then". We chatted about our churches and our kids and caught up on other friends from seminary whom we haven't seen in a long while. As we sat there talking, it occurred to me how truly blessed we are to have such good friends and to enjoy friendships that have stood the test of time and distance.
God is good!