Sometimes life happens in bundles...many good things at once, or many not so good things at once. It is a blessing when friends often wrap around experiences and offer support whichever the case may be. Some friends fall out of the loop during good times and bad for various reasons. Others stay on the shelf of life to witness the production of many new bundles and the unraveling of a few. What a privilege it is to see the "portraits of friendship" through time. A life lived with bundles of friends is like the proverb says "(18:24)...a real friend sticks closer than a brother."