Tuesday, January 02, 2018
No word, no resolution.Just taking it one day at a time.
I'm such a rebel. No resolutions, no special word for the year - nothing - NADA! I try and take the 365 days, one day at a time. All that NEVER works for me.
Recently I had been having dreams about an old friend of mine. We met at a company we both worked for in San Francisco, when I was 19 and she was 20. We had so much in common that we went on to be best friends through our marriages and 7 children. Then we slowly drifted apart which was probably more me, than her. The dreams were that she had moved and I had to find her before it was too late. I slept on that for a few days; told my husband and decided maybe I should contact her. I decided that if I do re-connect, I better make sure I don't flake out on her again. Nobody deserves that kind of friendship. Sure enough, she had moved and I did an online search for her and found her new address. I wasn't 100% sure it was her but had a good feeling since one of the residents in her home was her sister. I recognized her name. I sent off a letter, with my phone number and waited.
While I was waiting, I thought maybe she doesn't want to reconnect. How would I feel about that? I knew we would not get back like we used to be because we have changed and gone through many years apart growing in different directions. But she was a very important person in my formative young adult years and I wanted to touch bases and let whatever happens, happen.
On Saturday, she called! We talked for over 6 hours on the phone and it was wonderful. She now lives about 2-3 hours from me, in the Gold Country. We caught up with our families, our children and she has 4 grandchildren, with another one on the way. She babysits 2 of her young grandchildren, Monday-Friday - while her daughter and son-in-law work. She lives with her sister who just retired from teaching. They both went in together to buy their home.
Our renewing of friendship will be gradual. She has her life and I have mine but I do look forward to this year and many more, of continued friendship, so yeah...I'm kinda excited!
Maybe I do have a New Year word for 2018. RECONNECT. TOUCHING BASES. Maybe it's not just a word, it's a theme. To touch bases with those friends and family from my past.
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