A slice of relationship for the Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 26.
Over the years, we have built quite a big network of friends that became more like families. These are families that we met through a friend , of a friend, of a friend.
For over 10 years of friendship, the kids grew up together. They look forward to activities that we do together such as riding our bikes, barbecuing in the park, camping, hiking or having a get-together at each other’s home for birthdays, Canada Day or just because it’s a warm summer night.
Yesterday was Good Friday and for a few years now, one family whose house is a walking distance from the church has been hosting the dinner after attending the church service. The young ones, aged 11 to 21, had a wonderful time playing cards, Truth or Consequence, watching funny videos, and sharing stories while us, adults had our own stories to tell from getting a $175 parking ticket, the new government, our jobs, their kids education, taxes we pay, travel. We went home around 2:00 in the morning with smiles on our faces from all the stories we shared the whole time.
As we spend more time together, we discover sharing the same views on a lot of things, contrasting perspective on a few, and neutral on very little or random topics. Sometimes, the people that we met first were the ones who have drifted away while the connection strengthens with others. Our relationships started from being strangers to trusting each other.
Tomorrow is another day for us to be together hosted by another family to celebrate Easter Sunday. And it will feel like we haven’t seen each other in a long time.
As the saying goes, “No man is an island…”