|Twyla, age 4, with her parents|
When I opened it, I realized that Dad had received a letter addressed to me and had forwarded it in the big envelope. My heart skipped a beat when I read the return address on the inner envelope. It was from my best friend way back when I was ages 6 to 10. My family moved to another state when I was 10. My friend and I wrote to each other for quite a while; then, stopped. I have thought of her many, many times over the years. And I have recounted stories of her family life while teaching women's Bible classes, etc. I always thought of her parents as miraculous.
|Twyla, age 16|
Come to find out, my friend has thought of me, too. Her letter explained that she has googled my name on and off through the years... finally got a hit, and after corresponding with one of my high school classmates, got my parents' address.
Imagine that! My friend, Marilyn, and I are going to start emailing, etc. after all these years. (I refuse to admit how MANY years that is!!!) I so look forward to finding out about her life, her parents, her brothers. Does she have children? Grandchildren? What does she do as hobbies? Etc., etc., etc. I'm going to email her as soon as I finish this, and can't wait to hear her reply!
|And, Twyla now...|
Make new friends,
Keep the old.
One is silver;
the other is gold.
Shalom Y'all - Twyla