I've been reminded lately of my blog, "A Reason, A Season, A Lifetime" posted November 10, 2014. I've recently kind of lost touch with a couple of friends. As I mentioned in that previous blog, I'm a "keep in touch" kind of person.
One of the friends went on vacation. Before she left she said we'd get together when she got back. That was four months ago. It was a similar situation with the other friend. I reached out to both of them several times and was assured that I hadn't done anything to offend them. I started feeling bad... even hurt. What was the matter? Why didn't they want to stay in touch?
Last week I remembered that people enter your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. There was my answer. I thought these women were "lifetime" friends. Apparently they were "season" friends. This revelation really helped me to feel better. I no longer feel hurt. I'll miss our friendships, but I'll have many fond memories. I can now lovingly let go knowing that we've each fulfilled what ever the purpose of our relationship was.
I wanted to post this as a reminder to all of you. If you see or feel a friendship slipping away, maybe that person was in your life for a reason or a season, NOT a lifetime, It's okay. Lovingly remember what you learned from that person and what that person learned from you. Then let it go. That will open up a space in your life for new people and new adventures. Know that everything happens for a reason and everything is as it should be.