We haven't seen each other for a month, not since she got married. Since she graduated from college in May, and we live two hours apart, we've probably only seen each other five times. We talk on the phone probably an average of once a week.
However, I still see her as my closest friend.
We have three other close friends in our group, a group that is spread all throughout the Midwest. Yet, somehow we all stay close.
It's like heartstrings hold us together, even when we are busy with our own lives.
We all have different friends, and we all have separate lives. Three are married; one is engaged.
However, something holds us together.
My friend suggested that we are so connected because of the spiritual connection we have together.
In college, we shared a lot of intimate moments and hard times. We bonded not only emotionally but spiritually. It was obvious that God brought us all together - all of us with different goals and strengths and weaknesses. Yet, together we all seem whole.
My friend said that she thinks we see these relationships as deeper than others, because we have such a spiritual connection keeping us together. We bonded on more than one level, a way that many friends don't experience.
I have faith that through life, these women will always be my friends. Whether we move away, have children or get busy with life, there are heartstrings - God strings - holding us all together.
And that makes all the difference.