Of course Jon has close friends from high school and college; I think that everyone sort of sheds the periphery of acquaintances from those years after graduation and strengthens a smaller number of real relationships. But Jon's true core of friends, including these two boys, are those he met when he started school - mates he has known since he was a young child. They all grew up together and have stayed in touch through the years, despite being scattered across the country (and sometimes the world) at different secondary schools, universities, and jobs. It was truly wonderful to be welcomed into this gang with open arms when Jon and I got serious, and it's a huge testament to their loyalty and love for each other that they're so dedicated to being a part of each friend's happiness even across the years and the miles.
To you, boys - thank you from the bottom of my heart!
linking up with something charming today