I had a very good friend in college. I can honestly say she was my best friend. She was a year behind me. I graduated, got a full time job, had a little life drama, and didn't make our friendship a priority. I basically disappeared and lost contact with my best friend. I know you are asking, "How can that happen?"
It was all me. I was a terrible friend. I was at a point in my life when I thought that things other than friendship were important. I have learned a lot in the past ten years and have regretted my behavior ever since.
For several years I was too embarrassed to contact her. After many sleepless nights regretting the disintegration of our friendship, I began to try to locate her but didn't have any luck.
Just today a mutual friend of ours contacted me. I asked our mutual friend if she still kept in touch with my former best friend. She does and she gave me her email address.
I quickly typed out an email appologizing to my friend. Without so much as a third read, I sent it off. Since it was sent I have thought about a million different things I wanted to say and have thought about how I should have worded it differently, but regardless it now sits in her email inbox.
I have put myself out there and let her know how sorry I am. I pray that she responds and we can mend our friendship, but it is in God's hands now.
Lord, I have learned so much in my life about friendship. It has taken me many years, but I have learned that you have to be a good friend to have a good friend. Please help me to be the type of friend that I would like others to be to me.