As I told you before, i am really scared of losing my friends when I live thousands miles away at the other end of the world! This fear vanished a bit after I talked to my best friend the other day. Petra moved to London three years ago. Before she moved we were unbelievably close, talked to each other on the phone for hours daily, saw each other nearly every day and had one of the best summers ever together. I still cry with laughter when I think about some situations we got ourselves in.
Nowadays Petra and I don’t see each other very often, nor do we talk to each other every day anymore. Actually we don’t even talk every months. But still Petra is one of the closest friends I have in my life! Everytime I talk to her on the phone, I don’t feel like I missed out on anything or have to tell her a lot, because it feels like we just talked the day before. My hubby and I visited Petra in February and the minute we both hugged each other all the long months we haven’t seen each other for just vanished.
Petra not only encourages me in our emigration plans with her experience and with standing by my side, but also with showing me how real friendships work. My english teacher once told me, that she hadn’t seen her best friend in ages after moving away from her home country Ireland. But she said it doesn’t matter how far or how long you are away from each other, because that would never break the band of a real friendship.
I don’t know how many of my friendships will reveal themselves to be real and unbreakable, but I know a hundred percent that the people I care most about will be in my life for a long long time. And that’s what will keep me alive – even at the other end of the world!