When I saw the prompt for today, my eyes lit up; never has there been a more appropriate word as our blog was created to help market the book Tracey and I wrote together, Mum’s the Word. It is just one of many projects that we have undertaken together and not many can say that their business partner is a lifelong friend of nearly 50 years. Who would have thought that me agreeing to a little girl’s request to have a turn on the swing in the garden of our holiday house, would result in this? ( I never was any good at saying no, and just look at what it got me!!) Photo 1 above: Tracey left, her brother Steven & Lis 1972 Photo 2 above: Tracey (left) & Lis 1977.
In the words of Helen Keller, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” These words are so true, for Tracey and I are very different, with our own unique talents, but when together our unity becomes strength, and our teamwork and collaboration has led to wonderful things being achieved. ( I only wish that one of us was good at remembering passwords!!!)
The deepest, most committed friendships span time and life experiences and from the age of five to now ( a young 54!) Tracey and I have shared laughter, joy, sorrow and tears, seen marriages, births and deaths.
Lifelong friendships are a gift and I truly treasure ours.
“Everyone has a friend during each stage of life,
But only the lucky ones have the same friend in all stages of life”.