Forever Friends

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Forever Friends

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Once again

we walk familiar streets

in the autumn

of our lives

Together forever

Through alpha of spring

Through heat of summer

Now fading fall

with all its inclement weather

Winter’s grayness

for us

lies just ahead

But we’re determined

Quitting is not

an option

We’re committed

instead

To walk through storms

To wade through snow

Treading together

precariously

over the ice we go

At winter’s omega

I’ll walk

through the gate

alone

But when we meet again

my friend

we’ll be

forever together

at Home!

Wendy/ 2012

Forever Blessings ~ Wendy

PS – I’ve just shared with you one my husband’s and my block walks. There are several routes we take: but this is my favorite since we can see the glacier well. Thank you, Ian, for walking through life’s seasons with me.

18 thoughts on “Forever Friends

  1. Just a wonderful poem Wendy. There’s something about walking, I think it’s the movement, which seems to be one of the most natural things to do. And when it is done together it becomes even more uplifting. Thank you – such a good post.

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    1. Thank you! I agree that there is something special about walking. I am glad it is an equal opportunity activity, too, since it is free – just put on some shoes and go. ( no tax on it either…)
      Blessings ~ Wendy

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  2. This was so beautiful, Wendy. I feel so blessed that you shared it with us . .and a little teary too! God bless you and yours, and all that you walk through together!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. I felt a sadness when I realized that eventually we all walk through the gate alone…but we are not alone long. And, of course, the Lord never leaves us nor forsakes us! He is our Comforter.
      Blessings ~ Wendy

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    1. We’ve had our share of valleys and storms… but we have also had God’s grace to match them. It only works if both people have basic goodwill. A sweet friend of mine has sadly (but wisely) had to leave a very ill-willed husband. Yes, we are blessed.
      Blessings to you dear friend & sis ~ Wendy

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  3. My husband and I have walked figuratively through much in life together…we don’t get to walk alone literally these days! Little children give walks a whole different definition! I celebrate the journey of togetherness I have with V. as I read this lovely tribute you have written about your “forever friend”. Walking together helps the relationship to grow and thrive…it is a great gift to give one another!

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    1. I agree. We have been going on walks since we first met 31 years ago last August… Sometimes when the kids were little we would just walk around our gardens after dinner, if we didn’t feel like hauling out the stroller and baby sling.

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