Tuesday, January 24, 2006

friendships...

... so i was going for my run today and thinking about a friend of mine, jeff. jeff and i have know each other for like oh 17 years or something. we met in HS - he was this angry long haired nerd and i was just this nerd. but we became friends (you should see our PROM picture LOL!)

we went to college together - pretty much the same classes, hung out together and got in trouble together. i found this notebook the other day - jeff and i used to pass notes in college about things we wanted to do after process control lab (don't ask - nerd speak). you can see we liked to pass notes a lot LOL! i think all of my college notes almost has places where we were talking about what we wanted to do after class. ah, those were the days... we were best friends for many years.

well as things go, friends tend to ebb and flow and at some point in time, i couldn't call him my best friend any more. that bothered me for a while but we were headed in different places in our lives - i was starting a new job and getting married and he was going back to school for yet another degree. our weekly conversations turned to monthly and our daily emails turned to weekly. it has been almost 8 years now since i left college. it was about 9 months since we last spoke.

i called jeff out of the blue the other day and i was happily surprised that it seems like our lives seem to not be going into separate directions but we were possibly paddling in the same direction. i had hesitated to tell him i was pregnant but i did and he told me that he was going to be entering into a committment ceremony with the love of his life and wanted me to be there - which i hope to be and he was very excited that i was about to become a mom.

and it seems to me that my friendship allotment is whole again. i still keep this notebook because it makes me smile.

2 Comments:

At 1/24/2006 08:10:00 PM, Anonymous slammie said...

Glad to see that I'm not the only packrat! LOL! Congrats again on renewing/rekindling a great friendship! And have fun at the ceremony....

 
At 1/25/2006 07:44:00 PM, Blogger Marina said...

What a wonderful story, isn't it just amazing after such a long time that you can pickup somewhat where you left off and the friendhsip can conitue.

hope you have a great time at the ceremony!!!

 

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