There are a lot of people I’ve let go of in my life, just because that’s the way life goes. The people we think we’ll be friends with forever are the people we lose touch with down the road, and the people we think we’ll never see again become our best friends.
This particular post makes me think of two of my best friends from high school.
The first one, whom I will call Goober (it’s a long, but very funny story!) and I were inseparable starting our freshman year and straight through our senior year. Rarely did you see one us without the other. We had a notebook we passed back and forth with notes, and took a sign language class at the place our moms worked. I’ll never forget the time we got yelled at for being to loud… while we were talking in sign language!
The other friend, I’ll call Nell, just because. Another inseparable friend in high school, she and I helped each other through some very bad boyfriend situations as we got out of high school. We both moved back to our respective home towns after taking some time off from college, and we did a LOT of fun things together.
Sadly, life got in the way. We all moved, we had different interests, we did different things in life, we had very different ambitions. Lovely ladies, both of them. And I miss them dearly, and the friendships we had. I tried to forage ahead with the relationships, but after not getting returned phone calls, it was time to just acknowledge that we had moved on.
Oh, I keep in touch with Nell, but our lives are in different parts of the country now. I still love her dearly, so lady, if you’re reading this, come home to visit soon!