Thursday, June 22, 2006

An Old Friend

Today has been a good day. I met up with a friend who I have not seen in 7 years. Last week I found my friend Rachel on myspace. I had looked for her on there in the past and was not able to find her but last week I decided to try again and voila! I found her! We started emailing back and forth and she told me that she was going to be in CDA this week visiting her dad and she wanted to get together so we could catch up and our kids could meet. Of course I was up for that. I gave her my number and told her to call me when she had the chance and we would try to work out a time to get together. Well, she called me yesterday afternoon and we agreed to meet today at the Ft. Sherman playground. It was so great to see her again. And, it was kinda weird to introduce our kids to each other. Our 4 year old daughters hit it off right away. Her son is almost 2 and so him and H stayed pretty close to us since they are both kind of shy.

Rachel and I first met when we were both 11 years old and in the 6th grade. We were best friends through jr. high and the first couple of years of high school. It was about our jr. year of high school that we started to drift apart. I don't really know why we drifted apart. We never had a falling out or anything like that. I guess our lives just started taking us down different paths. The last time I saw Rachel was at my bridal shower about a month before Steve and I got married. So, that was 7 years ago this month. I had heard through the grapevine that she had moved to Oregon shortly after that and so I lost track of her except for the little tidbits of information that I or my mom would get from her family members when we ran into them around town.

It was so great to see her! I think I already said that. In a way I was a little nervous about seeing her again. It had been so long and I was worried that it would be awkward. But, it wasn't. We were able to talk just like old times. I wished we could have seen each other longer because we still have a lot to catch up on but she has a busy schedule this week. At least now we can keep in touch because we have each other's email addresses and phone numbers. We have no excuse now for not keeping in touch. She tries to make it back over here every couple of months so hopefully I'll get to see her again soon. I am just so happy that an old friendship has been restored. :)


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