I lost a friend today. Actually, I lost her last month. No, it is not the way you think, she did not go to eternity. She's still very much alive and still my friend. You see, even though she says that she is still the same, circumstances has change, and that change has caused a change in our relationship, in the way we relate to each other, in the way we behave towards each other, in the way we behave in public. She is now sort of a public figure, and in order to protect her, I have to step away, be a friend from afar, wish her well. The day I lost her , I knew that I have lost her , but she did not seem to realized it, too busy maybe. As I can no longer take care of her , I 'demanded' that the Lord take care of her. I knew that He would, afterall, He took her away from me, but I still prayed for her every day.
I have lost many people in my life, either through death or otherwise. Some people that I have lost through otherwise, I really don’t care, as I believe there were never my friends in the first place, just pretend friends, you know the ones. People who are your friends only when you are useful to them, when they are able to gain something from your friendship. And honestly, who needs them. But as a good Christian (I would like to think that I am a good Christian), as a good Christian, I would pray for them, and ask the Lord to bless them.
But this friend is someone very special, almost like a BFF. I still consider her my BFF, but now only a BFF from afar. We are still in contact, through emails and online chats but I may not see Friend again…. Ever.