I recently blogged about my family friend Ginger who passed away and how her family found her New Year's Resolutions for 2005 and read them at the funeral. One of her resolutions was about staying in contact with people and being sure to send them cards on special occasions. This was something Ginger was good at. Staying in touch.
It's not something I'm good at. Even though I cherish my friends so much and think about them often during my day, I'm not always good at writing and calling them. And that's a terrible thing because it is so easy to let your friends slip away.
I've been trying to reconnect with my friend Brad and I have not been successful. Brad and I have been friend since high school and even ended up going to college together. He is very dear to me and I miss him.
I also miss another dear friend named Dave who I met in college. He moved to Colorado a year before I did and he was my closest friend here until he and his wife moved away. Now, they are living happily in Boston where they are expecting their first child. I am so happy I heard from Dave a few days ago because I have really felt the loss of his presence in my life.
My friend Genevieve up in DC is the best person I know at keeping in touch with people. She is one hell of a constant friend and I love her for that. We met in our sorority back in college and she is great at not only keeping in touch but remembering and marking special occasions.
I want to be a better friend to those who are far away from me. That is going to be one of my New Year's Resolutions. In honor of Ginger.