From the moment we first met many, many years ago,
I wanted to know you
To have you in my life.
There was something about your laugh,
Your smile, your sparkling eyes
That drew me in.
It wasn’t because of shared interests
As we were just beginning to enjoy
Things in common.
It wasn’t because of things we made
Or cooked or read.
It was almost as if it was meant to be.
The sun shone when you entered my life.
It continues to blaze whenever we are together,
Even in the middle of a downpour
For the light that you bring isn’t ordinary,
Even when we are miles apart,
I think of you and the part you’ve played in my life.
The blessings you bring,
The kindnesses you’ve shared,
The shoulders you’ve offered
And they way you’re never judgmental.
You are special,
My dear, dear friend.
I am so glad we met
And continue to meet
And each time I feel like saying,
“Hello, my friend.”