Bond of Friendship

We were all in our twenties, right off the turnip truck, down on an island in the Caribbean, miles and miles away from home, no phones, no such thing as the internet, and more than a little bit homesick.  We were three newly married couples, and we found each other through someone’s boss who told someone’s mother who told someone’s aunt (or something like that), and we all got together on a beautiful beach one day.

Tight friendships.  Lasting friendships.  An amazing journey for all of us that has stood the test of time, continents and oceans.

Every once in a great while, we find a way to cover the distance so we can be together.  Although we’re always in touch, there’s nothing like real togetherness… sharing meals, talking for hours – just like the old days.

What a grand treat for G and me.  One of the couples made the trek to New Mexico last week just to be with us.  Well, that, and then there was this delightful reason for coming.  Kristi needed to play in my jewel closet to find a couple of finishing touches for the bridal bouquet she’s making for her niece-to-be.  Can you think of a better reason to come to my barn??

So our families continue to build happy connections that will last through the ages.  I’m so happy that I had a tiny part in this lovely bouquet.  I’m so happy my dear friends were willing to spend their time and money to come here… keeping our bond of friendship nice and strong.

Can I just say again?  What a wonderful world!


11 Responses to “Bond of Friendship”

  1. Katie says:


  2. Katie says:

    And what a lovely bouquet!

  3. lawaanda calton says:

    These friends lived on the best part of that island!
    Away from the “crowd”….long stretch of beach….fantastic sunsets…I’m happy I was there one day! And glad to see them last week!

  4. Sandy says:

    So much beauty tied up in this friendship!!

    Kristi, the bouquet is grand. (She made these silk flowers!!) I can’t wait for August so I can see the beautiful bride carrying this wonderful treasure “down the aisle”!

  5. Marcea Clive says:

    Nothing like friends.

  6. Kim Mann says:

    Beautiful bouquet!! And the week sounds lovely, too!

  7. kristi says:

    Like a fairytale. Sandy, you have the most amazing ability with words.

  8. Tasha says:

    Sandy, I don’t know you but I want to thank you for your help and contribution to this bouquet! It looks absolutely amazing!!! I’m so glad Kristi was able to make the trip to you and I’m so grateful to the both of you for contributing to my special day!

  9. Sandy says:

    It was my absolute pleasure to be a tiny part of making this bouquet. I’m delighted that a few of my old jewels fit perfectly into those wonderful flowers! Wishing you all the happiness in the world! (Can’t wait to see wedding pictures!)

  10. Betty W. says:

    Beautiful story and beautiful bouquet! It will carry so much meaning with it…what a treasure for the bride and her family.

  11. Robin Green says:

    Reading the Bride’s comment truly iced the cake! What joy to share your treasures to help build a new union, fed by the friendship of many years.

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