Willie and I met when our oldest children were just babies. Our husbands worked together and planned a trip to the mountains for the day without asking either of us. I really did not want to go, nor did Willie, as we had not even met. We went that day and had a great time and we our families have been close friends for 50 years. They live in Atlanta but we manage to visit as often as possible. Even though it might be months since I have seen them, it is like I just saw them yesterday when we get together.
Recently I drove down to Blue Ridge GA where their oldest son Doug has a cabin. I was able to visit with some of their children and granddaughter and we tour the big town of Blue Ridge. I think if you have friends like this you are truly blessed.