Last night, we attended our annual Old Friends Valentine Party. This event has been taking place for close to 40 years now, when we were all a LOT younger. Faces come and go, depending on many factors, but many who were there last night have been there for a very long time. It is always good to see them, to catch up with them, just to enjoy the fun and fellowship of folks we’ve known and loved for so many years.
We all bring our trademark dishes. Shepherd’s pie, corn casserole, macaroni and cheese, lasagna, spaghetti pie, ham in a crockpot–endless food, and that doesn’t count the desserts! We all enjoy the food, but the friendship is what really brings us back each year.
There’s always a program of some sort. Pastor Harris, in his 80’s now, is always a pleasure to hear as he brings a short devotional. There is music, there are some fun games, there’s lots of laughter.
I was reminded of this song:
I’m so thankful for old friends, and for newer friends who are quickly becoming old friends. God has given us such a rich treasure to cherish.