Here on Earth

On our 19th Year.

One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Proverbs 18:24

Praise God for a friendship that can withstood time and distance!

Yesterday, after twelve years, my bestest high school buddies and I finally found the perfect time to meet – complete. We were 5 in the all-female group in our senior year, and we’re sort of inseparable.

We used to hang-out together non-stop. There were times back then when we would be together from Monday to Sunday. I cannot remember exactly what we used to do in all those days, but I am pretty sure we were having so much fun. And until now, we still laugh and get crazy like when we were 16 years old.

Circa 1998

After 19 years, a lot of changes took place.

They all have their own families now.  And I, I remain single and the Godmother of their kids.

Over the years, we were all able to hangout, but there would always be that one person who cannot come. We would exchange crazy messages over our FB group chat, laugh at each other’s silly stories, or narcissistic photos. We were able to keep the friendship alive and strongly kicking.

And after years of trying to match our uneven schedule, we were able to hit the spot!

This August is our Anniversary month. We annually celebrate the day we discover a world of friendship in each other. And this 2017, is our 19th year.

We have been through quite a lot of trials in terms of our friendship, and with the grace of God, we were able to stick together.  I love that we refused to look in our differences, but valued whatever that keeps us united. We are no longer just concern with school projects, or terror teachers, but we are full grown adults now. We are facing real life challenges and it’ll be hard to face the world alone without friends to run to.

We still have a lot of things to face together, there would be disagreements, misunderstandings, difference in political and religious views, and we would face another trouble in arranging another meet-up, but I know we are all looking forward to celebrate our 50th year of friendship.

These ladies, despite of new friends we are all about to meet, will remain special to me.

We are the POKZ. We have withstood the test of time and distance, and we are born to be each other’s friend.




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