As you grow older, your circle of friends gets smaller.
When I was younger, I had, what I thought back then, "friends for life." However, I think this lovely little quote is quite apt here:
"You all too gracefully walked out of my life, took your final bow, and exited stage left. I was just a scene in the movie that is your life and the curtain finally went down on me, leaving me in the dark."
And when this happened, I was really upset. I couldn't understand why "friends" of mine would write me off from their lives in an instant. I used to think of ways to reconcile things with one particular one and it felt like my attempts were failing. But then, acceptance arrived and gave me a warm hug. It told me I can cope without a bunch of friends and life goes on.
I'm grateful for my current friends. I don't have many, but the ones I do have are the ones I really love, cherish and hope will be mine forever.
I believe people cross your path for a reason and leave it at a certain time for another reason.