Long Distance Friendship

So I have this friend….

This isn’t what you think. 😉

Anyway,

I have known her since childhood. We talk sporadically, but it’s not just small talk. We can talk about life, which I’ve found is rare with acquaintances and sometimes even ‘friends’. She’s strong, compassionate, and says what’s on her mind; all of which I admire about her. This friend has recently gone through a hard time and we started talking again. I don’t know why but I have such a strong urge to be there for her. We have never been extremely close, but I feel a pull towards her, to be there for her through this difficult time. I know she has other friends and family that will be there for her, who actually live near her but I want to be there for her too.

How do I do this?

How do we take care of a friendship 700+ miles away from each other? Normally I would take time out of my week and spend it with her. I would invite her to my house. I would introduce my children to her. I can’t do any of that right now though seeing as how she’s in Utah and I’m here in California. I just don’t feel that texting her constantly is really the same thing. And it makes me kind of sad.

I am completely open to any and all ideas you have on the subject.

 

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