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Are We Still Friends?

I’m terrible at keeping in touch. When I moved (for the first of three times in high school) away from my middle school best friend I promised I would write and call. We were so close and I couldn’t imagine my life without him. I did okay in the beginning. I made a couple of calls and written letters (this was before email, kids). I told him everything about my city, my new friends and all the pretty girls I was meeting. But soon, the time between our contact got longer and longer.

What happened is that it felt like too much time would pass and then it would be a monumental task of trying to catch up on everything that had happened since we last spoke. I started to just avoid it and the longer I did, the more it felt like catching up would be impossible. Then I stopped reaching out completely and at that point, I wondered if we were even still friends.

That’s how I feel about this blog. ARE WE STILL FRIENDS?

It’s been 7 months since I’ve last written here. It’s been so long that I don’t know where to start. But today as I sat down for the bazillionth time making excuses, I realized that I need to just WRITE. Because that’s what good friends do.

Good friends remember that no matter how long it’s been, they can pick up the phone and call. They can start a conversation and feel like they picked up where they left off. Sure, life may be different but nothing can take away what they had.

So here I am, reaching out to my blog and any friends that are left. And any new friends who come along the way.

Let’s be friends. I have some stories to tell.


  1. Habtamu TEsfaye says:

    well come back………glad 2 c u!

  2. I ain’t pointing my finger at you. I’ve been dying to get back into blogging myself. Glad to see you post, now get busy. Oops, you have been busy..duah!

  3. Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back.

  4. I’ll still be your friend. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Welcome back! Looking forward to reading your thoughts again.
    Don McAllister recently posted..How To Live Your Life As Is, Instead of As If

  6. I guess we can still be friends ๐Ÿ™‚ I took a break from blogging and am just getting back to it, as well. Sometimes a break is needed and necessary. Glad you’re back.
    seekingpastor recently posted..Disappointment Cookies

  7. Tony, I sure can relate! I’m terrible at keeping in touch with people. Sometimes when you or a friend moves away you just lose the commonality you once had. It’s funny though that with some people you can just pick up where you left off even if 20 years have gone by! Looking forward to reading your blog

    Your friend, Sue

  8. Wassup, bro?! I’m here and listening. Although, since we’re FB friends I already know what’s going on in your life so this post is completely unnecessary. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Ha! You know the good stuff. Facebook has a way of making everything much prettier than it actually is. I’ll be sharing some more of the “real” stories and what I’ve been learning.

      Thanks for your support, homie!

  9. Dude, I’m right there with you. Once you get married & start having kids life just comes along & completely rearranges your priorities. For awhile I felt like I had to apologize before I even started to write a post – but then realized I was looking at it all wrong to begin with & was writing for the wrong reasons. When you have a family, they come first over everything else – that’s just the way it needs to be, everything else just needs to take a back seat for awhile. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Family has definitely been the priority in this season. Now that we’re starting to get a rhythm, I’m ready to go back to some of the things I love to do.

      • That’s good – it just takes awhile. And watch out for those rythm’s as they pertain to your kids – you’ll think you have them all figured out and they’ll go and change it up on you!

  10. It’s good to be reading your thoughts again my friend. You are and will always be one of my blog heroes. But more than that you went beyond your blog and reached out to me during a time in my life when I thought no one really cared…I just felt small…but you made me feel like I was more and helped me to connect with God again. You’ve got an amazing talent and awesome spiritual gifts that Jesus is gonna use! Welcome back bro!
    Jeremy Walker recently posted..A Better Outcomeโ€ฆ.

    • Thanks for the encouragement, man! I’m proud of you and so excited to see how God has redeemed so many things in your life.

      It’s good to be back and I look forward to getting some of these things on my heart out there again.

  11. Welcome back! Looking forward to catching up. Hope you have a blessed week.
    Thatguykc recently posted..Actually, your wife is ugly

  12. I wanna be your fwend! ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. Who are you?

    Who who? Who who?

    Who are you?

    Who who? Who who?

    I really wanna know…
    Jason recently posted..Three Arrested For Trafficking Mentally Disabled Woman

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