Saturday, April 19, 2008

Reunited

We all have them...best friends that we've lost contact with. It happens. It's life. You say it will never happen to you...but it does.

Yesterday, I had the chance to reconnect with my very best friend growing up. Laurin and I became friends in 3rd grade. Our moms' decided that we should walk home (to my house) together after school. We were not crazy about this idea...we didn't care much for each other. It took some time and I don't know when it happened, but it did. We became friends...inseparable friends...all the way through high school.

Most all of my memories growing up include her and her family. Our personalities were opposite of each other. She was quiet and I was more outgoing. She was extremely intelligent and driven (now has her PHD in heart disease research) and I was just an average student and a bit of an under-achiever. But together, our friendship just...worked.



*notice my mullet...with a perm...lovely. I also think I'm wearing Laurin's shirt...I borrowed her clothes constantly! *

We had not seen each other for years...and its been even longer since we've just sat down to chat and catch up. Yesterday, as we sat and visited for two hours, its as if no time had gone by. She'll always be on my best friends list. I can't explain it. No matter the time, or how much we grow and change...the history is the same. Nothing can change it. I still adore her :)


* This is us as Sophomores. It was a prom. Look at her beautiful- naturally curly- red hair. I am still jealous of it...and of my sophomore body :) *


We've now swapped email addresses, and plan on keeping in touch better. Sometimes its that initial first step of reconnecting that's the most awkward...but now, we're back :) If you have those friends...long lost friends...find them...it's SO worth it!

7 comments:

  1. THese pics are great!!!!
    It is never to late to reconnect!

    See ya tonight!!! Can't wait!!!

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  2. Glad your friendship is still going strong! LOVED the pictures!!

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  3. Reconnecting with old friends...so sweet and fun. A few years ago, I was strolling my baby girl around our neighborhood and this car drove by and stopped. Then this woman came out running toward us screaming my name. I was a bit freaked at first but not too freak because she was screaming my first name and maiden name which I had not used in 5 years at that point. Turns out she was a college friend. We lived on the same dorm floor and shared a lot of wonderful memories Freshman year. It was so good to catch up with her even though it was brief. What was odd was that she grew up in NY state and I grew up in PA. We reconnected in DC. How cool is that?

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  4. OK, we had the same hairstyle. I guess everybody did back then. It's great that you two are able to keep in touch.

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  5. How fun to be able to catch up. Those are some great pics. My best friend since 5th grade ended up marrying my brother. Since she is my sis-in-law now it makes it easier to stay in touch.

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  6. Fun post! Neat to see your school pics!

    I didn't realize that we had met at my cousin Trish's house!! What a small world! I love reading your blog and would love to meet again someday!!

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  7. Oh my gosh, I'm so glad you found each other again! Those photos are so sweet.

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