Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Old Friends

Kristin, Amy, Bobbi Jo, Robin
I never realize HOW short I was with this group.

I went out tonight with some old friends.  Not that any of us are old, mind you, but they have been friends of mine for a long time.  Amy lived across the street from me, growing up, and I found out this evening that her parents still live in that same house.  I think I'm going to go visit this week.

Anyway, back to my story.  Amy was friends with Robin and Bobbi Jo (although I really think she goes by Bobbi now) as they were all in the same grade. I was 2 years younger.   I hung out with Amy most of the time, but every so often Robin would come with us, or Amy would take me to Robin's house with her.  Bobbi didn't go to our school until the last year, but she'd known Robin for years before.  I forgot to get more information about that tonight.  I keep getting distracted in the telling of this story.

About 10 years ago I saw Robin in a store pushing a stroller with 2 year old twin girls when she and I saw each other.  She told me that that very evening she and Bobbi and Amy were meeting for dinner to celebrate Amy's birthday. So I went.   We had a lovely time, but Amy had just had her first child, Robin had three of her own, I lived out of town - we just didn't keep in touch.

A few months back Robin and I became friends on Facebook.  I tell her I'm coming to town, she puts together a gathering of the 4 of us, which turned out to be a gathering of about 12.  We didn't all know each other, but that didn't matter.  We talked for several hours, catching up, telling stories and talking about all of the people that we have lost in our lives.  There's a lot of young deaths in this group.  Sisters, Parents, Spouses.  Saddness I tell you, but we laughed most of the time tonight.  Last time we didn't take a photo, but this time I got it captured!

I love you girls.  You never forget the forever friends.

I bet you we'll be in touch a lot more this next 10 years.  I'm looking forward to it.

I hope you've had a spectacular day.  I met the baby for the first time today - look for photos tomorrow!!!!



♥georgie♥ said...

wow what a story...so glad you could reconnect with some old friends and make some new ones-the connections made on FB never cease to amaze me

denise said...

love hearing about "forever friends" and reminding us to appreciate those who matter most to us...sorry to hear about shared losses...looking forward to baby photos!

Just Breathe said...

Good for you, how wonderful going out with friends. Great picture.

Sharinskishe said...

Forever friends are awesome! Facebook has let me connect with some of my childhood friends too. It can be such a wonderful tool. I loved this post and say ditto!

You are a wonderful friend and person. We all love you and your genuineness. Take care my friend. I am a better person because I have been blessed to get to know you!!