“The relationship you have with your childhood friends is something that is special and unique. Childhood friendship is innocent, free from cares and it is an unconditional bond that you both develop which is why it is so important and essential. You never forget the first friends you make and the reason is probably the sincerity and love you have for them. You are affectionate and dedicated to their help, thoughts, visions and aims. The memories and moments you spend with them are special, precious and joyful. It is something, which is priceless and incomparable”
Over the weekend in Bristol, England to sing at a concert that went well and even got to sing at a church on the Sunday and that went even better! But there is one thing that gladdened my heart so much and it was my childhood friend Sam. I knew him as a little boy. We lived next door to one another. actually they (with brothers and sisters) came there so frequently to visit their grannies. And they had bicycles and tricycles that we loved to share with them! We grew up, went to different high schools, university and kept in contact. I became a serious Jesus believer and discovered he did too. lost touch, got back again in touch. By now both married, children back in country of birth. I moved again to yet another country and still kept in touch! Now we are talking about 40 years… Isn’t that special?
What all this got to do with Bristol? Everything. This same friend discovered that my calling was music and vowed to himself, I had to come over to where he lived to sing. It’s taken 6 years but he made it happen:-) Bless him. He not only got me a gig but two! He insisted I stay at his place rather than in an impersonal hotel and it was five star treatment with him and wife and not to talk of the extras of catching up on old times, getting to know his children. One will be off to university just as one of mine too, so note comparing times as well.
Nurture your good childhood friendships. Not only is it healthy as it is a part of your history but it can come in handy.
Thank God for good childhood friends