I’m both very happy and a little sad as I write this.
I had a very close friend of mine come to visit me. We were friends as children and then she moved away. My childhood, and apparently hers, were never the same after that. I never had a friend during those years, other than my sister, who understood me the way she did.
It was really special to relive our childhood memories while watching our children play together. She wrote a short post with a few pictures here.
She just left a couple of hours ago and it was so hard to say goodbye. I miss her already. I think it was especially hard because the last time she was here was in third grade, when she moved away. After that, I didn’t see her again for almost twenty years.
I know it won’t be another twenty years before I see her again. We also have the benefit of modern technology which will allow me to see her next week if I want. But I am going to miss having her and Bella here. I’ll miss our three, or so, hour long conversations that kept us up way too late the past three nights.
This house feels a little lonely and quiet right now.
As Little Man naps, I’m sitting here thinking about what a great year it’s been. In addition to this visit, I got to visit my friends in Colorado a few months ago, I made an amazing friend nearby, I have my mom & MIL down the road, AND we’re visiting my sister in a little over two weeks!!!
I love the women in my life. Sometimes I wish we could all start our own little community (husbands can come too, I guess ;)) so I could hug them whenever I wanted. But, since we can’t, I thank God for the internet and cell phones every day.