Yesterday we spent the day up at our friends’ house celebrating a birthday. It was a great day hanging out with some of our oldest friends in Baltimore. Our friends have a pool at their house so we got to spend some time chilling in the water. We also picked some crabs, and you know how much I love my Maryland crabs. These little guys met their tasty, tasty fate in my belly yesterday.
We also hung around long enough to light up the fire pit and roast some marshmallows and eat s’mores. It was a great summer day spent with great friends.
This morning I was thinking about how much has changed since we all first met about 8 years ago. Most of us were in in our mid-twenties and single, and today most of us are now married. Our circle has also expanded by adding some kids to the mix with more on the way. We used to spend our time out at bars staying out until all hours. Now we’re more likely to hang out at someone’s house and call it a night by 9pm.
We also don’t get to see each other nearly as often. I remember hanging out 3, 4, or possibly even more nights a week with these people when we were much younger and going out on a “school night” didn’t seem like a big deal. Now we’re all old and tired with other obligations in our lives and we’re now lucky if we see each other once a month.
Life moves on, but good friends move along with it. Our friendship might not look the same as it did almost a decade ago, but I still feel wonderfully blessed to have these people in my life and look forward to all the wonderful things life has in store for us in the future.