A new friend

My wife has an inviting soul. Her ability to connect and form fast friends with others speaks volumes to me of her character—she has that “I am like a star shining brightly” quality (2 bonus points if you can figure out that obscure reference) that draws people in close. For instance she recently went in to do some personal banking and at the conclusion of the visit her banking representative came around the desk to give Daria a hug goodbye. Seriously, how often does that happen? More recently, Daria met a bright young doctor, Kristina, at a women’s conference. Daria has told me so much about Kristina that I’ve looked forward to meeting her for several weeks. Friday night we met at Earl’s for dinner and had a fabulous time. I...

Colin

I had a great friend growing up in Colin. We first met while playing on the same community basketball team when I was about 10. I was a guard, Colin was a forward. I have the pictures of us somewhere (I’ll try to post those after I dig through some boxes), we were young and goofy. It wasn’t until I switched elementary schools in grade 6 that I really got to know him as my best friend. We remained best friends all through highschool and a year or so afterwards, but as time went on we saw each other less and less as schooling, missions and jobs took us to different countries and cities. We grew up together, from complete immaturity to having a solid identity and maturity. Being friends for so long made everything sweeter, as the years went by we had all...