After a Thursday visit to the ER with my mother, it was wonderful to have two dear friends come and see me on Saturday. (Thankfully the injury to my mom's head was not deep and did not require stitches.) My friends and I shared hours of talking.We met in college and have shared our lives ever since. . . marriage celebrations, births of children, divorce heartaches, job moves, aging parents, ETC. I love that we have a long history together. Such friends are very, very special. But I am also happy that I can sit down at this computer and share with you. We may never get to meet face to face, but I know we have much in common.