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Building Relationships

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…”

 

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March Break Memories

A slice of memory for the Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 20.

Our friends that visited us for the March break are leaving tomorrow morning.

It was such a busy week but what we did, places we went to, people we met and most especially the time we spent together will be remembered and cherished for years to come.

After a week long vacation, everyone is ready to go back and share their experiences with friends at school. Tomorrow, hallways will be back to life again with a lot of chatter. Students and teachers alike will have their own stories to tell and share.

 

 

A Night of Laughter With Friends

A slice of laughter for my Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 19.

Over the years, we met wonderful people that became our support group and vice versa.

In the summer, we do a lot of outdoor activities together such as camping, barbecue, bike riding, hiking. We would spend hours in the backyard laughing, sharing old jokes that would still make us laugh no matter how many times we have heard of them.

It’s different in the winter. We don’t see each other that much. But yesterday, we decided that it would be a good time to catch up. I sent out an email last night about getting together tonight. Barbecue pork on the grill with some salad greens. As each family came, more food were added on the table: wings, tofu, red velvet cake, fruits, fish balls, pink lemonade and apple cider.

Even with the last minute invitation, everyone is here. While I am doing this, I can hear their laughter. I try to sneak in when I saw the time.

As much as I would like to write more, I have to finish this up. I can hear someone asking where I went already. I had to catch up with more writing in a couple more days.