Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Long Lost Friend



I found this picture on an old website of mine. Its of me and an old friend of mine (left) before a night out on the town. Sometimes I wonder how growing up can separate the best of friends.

We were friends since kindergarten, our moms taught at the same school, we were cheerleaders together, played volleyball together, made a pact to hold onto our V cards until marriage together. (Okay, so that one didn't last...)

Now, phone calls are forced, emails are superficial, silences are long. We've tried, but its not the same. I think I miss her, but I don't really know her anymore.

Sure, people change. I just can't see how change can let a 20+ year friendship fade away. Guess it will remain a mystery.

2 comments:

Romantic Fool said...

It's just a fact of life. People tend to grow up and apart. I have a similar situation and no matter how hard we tried to keep the friendship going, we just grew apart and developed different interests.

Michelle Sanders said...

Yep...it happens to the best of us. I have a number of relationships like that and many more to come in the near future. Your lives just go in different directions. Suddenly you are the only one that is married (or unmarried) in your group of friends and although it is not a big deal you get excluded and certain things are not discussed around you anymore and so on. Then once you find your little nook, something else changes your life...like you get pregnant and you are in a great place in life but your friends aren't there yet...so you get excluded again. It just happens. You have to move on to find new people to relate to for that period in your life. It is said that people come into your life for a reason...a purpose. When that purpose if completed, they leave your live just as easily. It's nobody's fault. It just happens.

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