The Joy of True Friendship

As they pranced about, tramping in and out of skillfully plowed rows, weaving among cornstalks and strewn hay, I couldn’t help but smile.

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Despite her bruised heart from those long days of summer, I have slowly  witnessed her palm learn to firmly grasp, as shaky hands are beginning to subside. She is finding how to hold her compass steady.

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Now, instead of shedding tears and patching up scraped feelings, she is indulging in the sweetness of childhood secrets and shared jokes. She is basking in the comfort of holding a real friend’s hand.

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Following behind, watching as the dust rose as they danced, my mother’s heart knew that although those summer scars are beginning to heal, they will not be the last.

I was, however, comforted in knowing that when those days come, her heart and feelings scraped and bruised once more, I can smile again and remind her of these moments.

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Remind her that, yes remember, you have in fact discovered  the joy of true friendship–you have in fact meet the sweetest souls and truest friends.

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