March 18, 2007
last night we celebrated a good friendís thirty-seventh birthday at his favourite watering hole. masses came, some with balloons and cupcakes and a bowling ball, others with offerings of free beer for the birthday boy. it was heartening to witness and share in all the love and camraderie. in my old life i had university pals, but friendships didnít endure my divorce and their pregnancies. for a few years, aside from my husband, who is my best friend, i didnít have friends at all. but now, in my forties, iíve made friends who feel like they will be lifelong friends.