Saturday, August 29, 2009

Old Friends

I recently reconnected with an old friend. Monica and I met in Kindergarten and were great friends all the way through our senior year of high school. She went off to college and we kind of lost touch. I did get to see her briefly when she came to our wedding in 1987 but I hadn't spoken to her since. Come to find out, even though we are both from Kansas, she has been visiting Colorado every summer for many years. She has family here and they live about 10 minutes away from me! I couldn't believe it! We decided to meet for coffee and ended up talking for almost 3 hours! We had so much to catch up on. It was quite a walk down memory lane. I think there are just some people who are meant to be a part of our lives even if we don't see each other that often.

We laughed and cried and laughed some more. We talked about her being the first to drive (she was almost a year older than me, even though we were in the same grade). Her first car was a white VW bug. I LOVED that car! I still remember the excitement of just riding around with her and listening to the radio. It was great. She shared her memories of being at my house, sitting at the table and my Mom making egg salad sandwiches for us. We talked about loved ones we have lost. We talked about our kids and husbands. Before we knew it we had caught each other up on our lives.

I'm looking forwad to seeing her next summer!


Lindsay said...

ooo what a fun day! I am sure it was a blast to be able to catch up with her!

Sheri said...

I saw one of my good high school friends last year at our reunion. It was so nice to catch up with her.

Good friends are hard to find. I'm glad you got to spend time with one of yours.

The Bailey Family said...

Oh Bonnie -this is wonderful. It's nice to reconnect with someone who knows you, where you come from and your family!

As I get older, I find it hard to make new friends, so it's nice to have someone that already knows just get to fill-in the last 20-years or so!

Terra said...

Bonnie, what a treat for you!!! That is awesome!

Becky said...

HOw fun! My best kinder - 5th grade friend just contacted me about a month ago - via Facebook. We are getting together in a couple weeks.

tech teacher said...

I just sent my longest friend a Happy 40th Birthday card and I commented on how we've known each other for 35 years. Long time friends are such great friends and times with them hold so many memories. Its great that you and Monica connected again.

Laura said...

Whenever you see pictures of me with my girlfriends, you are seeing friendships that have lasted from 35 to 42 years.
Those are priceless.
Nurture that.

blueviolet said...

What a treat to be able to get together and catch up with your friend! :)

Kim H. said...


And what great memories -- I can picture the two of you in a VW bug tooling around.

What a blessing to be able to pick up and catch up right where you left off!