I think it’s true, that being away from someone for a long time could almost be a good thing sometimes, especially when the friendship we had, started to sour terribly towards the end. I wish it didn’t have to end up the way it did, but the situation could not be helped. ~Betty~
Recently my brother called to tell me, that my long time old friend of mine was asking about me and wanted to speak with me. Well I was kinda reluctant to speak with her because of all that happened in the past between us. I am sure there has to be some bitterness in her, so it took me a long while before I decided to give her a call. I figured it couldn’t hurt if I called her just once.
I cannot begin to tell you how much of a pleasant surprise it was to have spoken to her after all these years, we were both mutually glad to have finally had this conversation. So on that day, we swapped photos via text of each other and of our families and not only that but we stayed up all night till early the next morning just chattering away.
It’s good when old friends can have fun once again, feel good laughing and catching up once again after so many years. It was almost as if we didn’t miss a beat, as if we were never apart.
It’s obvious that so much has happened in both of our lives as we shared with each other about our many ups and downs, our disappointments, losses and joys as we chatted on and on about the changes we’d both gone through since we’d been apart.
Back then we were so close, closer than natural sisters, as we grew into adulthood together, two peas in a pod we were, so with that information alone, you must have some idea as to why it took all night and into the wee hours of the morning for us to finish our conversation. If you were a stranger passing by, you couldn’t help but notice the degree of love we had for each other because of our girlish giggles and the pleasant memories we shared after so long.
Every once in a while my husband would pass by, overhearing our conversation on speaker phone and so I could tell by my husband’s facial expressions that he was just as overjoyed for us two as we were to finally speak after so long. He stood there listening as he overheard the happiness in our telephone conversation.
I think it’s true, that being away from someone for a long time could be a good thing sometimes, especially when the friendship we had, started to sour terribly towards the end. I wish it didn’t have to end up the way it did, but the situation could not be helped. When I think back and remember how I reluctantly had to be the one to end our 25 year old friendship. It was hard for me to do so, because
due to the issue at hand, she was going through a very rough time.
As time went by she fell further and further into a deep depression over various things….
To be continued………………….see part two.