We had a lovely day visiting today with some good friends. It definitely didn't feel like a Wednesday! These friends, Jeremy and Andrea, moved to Costa Rica about 4 1/2 years ago and are missionaries there. We've stayed in touch through occasional phone calls, emails and facebook but haven't visited since they moved down there. Awhile ago they called and said they'd be up in Grand Rapids for a month in March and wondered if we could find a time to get together. We were thrilled and after putting our calendars together, decided that today was the best day. Josh took the day off work and they arrived around 10.
They are the type of friends who we just fall into conversations with very easily. We pick up wherever we left off and can talk about little things or big things. It's fun to be around friends like that and know that there are some relationships that don't take a whole lot of work to maintain. It's good to touch base every once in awhile but we both know the other is busy and we just appreciate the times we get. They mentioned that they'd be back every 4 years for mission conferences and also said we'd be welcome to visit them down in Costa Rica. I said maybe we could plan to go down to see them in 2 years and then they'd be up again 2 years after that. Sounds like a good plan to me! We'd better start saving up for those plane tickets.