i once received a cheesy forward email that held deep truth: you will have friends for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. i’ve been blessed to develop “lifetime” friends from every season of my life. and tonight i had the privilege of visiting with my high-school season friend. she was in town from Vegas and, while we haven’t seen each other for over a year, it was like we didn’t miss a step. such is the beauty of “lifetime” friends. you don’t get upset at each other for not calling the last six months; you know each other’s journeys and families and issues and growth, without much explanation.