But, then there are those sweet and special friends that move hundreds, even thousands of miles away, yet you still stay connected.
I have two of those friends. One lives in Savannah with her husband, and the other lives in Austin with her husband and two kids. When your friends move a distance away the relationship obviously changes. It's inevitable. You aren't able to run over to their house for a quick 30 minute visit, you don't run into them at work or at church anymore, and phone dates become difficult with differing schedules. But you know your relationship has taken on the weight of distance when you both make plans to see each other despite the distance. Whether that means them making the time to see you in their busy schedule while they are home or you planning a visit to see them.
I guess I am about to experience the true test of friendship with all of my friends….Australia. But, you know, I think deep down we already know the friendships that will last forever.