Another Home

Just a few words today.

We are always moving. Physically. Emotionally… We’re moving to different places in our life’s timeline: College..Marriage..Family…Career…and all the new adventures those endeavors take us on. Within those changes, it can be very easy to let go of people who we were friends with when we were in a different place, people that aren’t as accessible as they used to be…for whatever reason.

It’s a very true friend who can love someone through rapidly changing seasons of  life. Most of the time, I’m not very good about being that kind of friend. However, I’m extremely blessed to have a few people in my life who are.

They’ve been there through the distance and the non-distance, the uncontrollable snorts and the heartbroken sobs, the embarrassing moments and the times you just want someone to feel proud of you. They’ve been privy to those rare instances when you just feel content to let the whole world stretch out in an endless stream of still moments.

I think that friends like that become another home for your heart. It’s a portable home  that adapts and travels. It’s a home with rooms for new friends and family. It’s a home that can’t be out-traveled or outgrown.

“I have no duty to be anyone’s Friend and no man in the world has a duty to be mine. No claims, no shadow of necessity. Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself (for God did not need to create). It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.”
-C.S. Lewis (The Four Loves)

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