Where We Left Off

December 11, 2012 at 7:35 am | Posted in Friends Then and Now | 2 Comments
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The past weekend I got together with a dear friend of mine from my adolescence.  We hadn’t seen each other in ten years, and not for any other reason than life circumstances.  We didn’t go to high school together, in fact, we lived an hour apart, so it had nothing to do with distance.  We kept in touch when I went away to college, but we both lived our lives.  When I got the call that she moved to Florida, I almost fell out of my chair.  When I got the call that she was pregnant, it was like nothing.  I was happy for her, not shocked, and didn’t really think about what would happen next.

And just like that, the next ten years went by.  Many times over the years I thought about her, about how when things happened sometimes she would be the only one who understood.  She was one of a few friends that was down for anything.  It took until college for me to find other people like that that I could call my close friends.  I was sad at times that we had lost touch, and I always kept her memory close to my heart.

We both had some serious ups and downs, such is life, but the timing was right for us to reunite, and the most amazing reunion it was.  After going through the highlights of the past ten years and reminiscing about the trouble we got into as teens, we partied like we did in the old days, as if we had just seen each other the other day.  We didn’t talk about my wedding, or her kids. We didn’t talk about our careers.  It didn’t matter.  We just had an amazing night, right where we left off.

It’s rare, I think, that you can have that kind of connection with someone, because time does a number on all of us.  People we knew growing up become strangers over the years, and we sometimes have a hard time reconnecting on a deeper level.  But there are those few people that, it won’t matter how long it’s been, it will always feel like just yesterday.


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  1. A night I will never forget!! So happy to be back!! Love you!

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