Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Old Friends

Sorry I haven't posted in awhile...I have been so busy. I hate to think that I am a lazy blogger and really don't want to go this long without an update. So first I will tell you that I had a great time in Kansas at my friends wedding! It was so good seeing all of my old friends and catching up with them even if it was brief. The bride was stunning and the wedding was beautiful. I had a blast at the reception and then it was all over.

This wedding really got me thinking about my old friends and how much they meant to me and know we only have a past together and no real present. It makes me sad to think that I have lost touch with all of these girls...and when I say "all" I mean 7 really good friends. There was MK, MF, AF, LB, LRB, and JF. JF was my best friend from elementary to junior high and then part of high school. We both went our separate ways around our freshman and sophomore year but reconnected towards the end of high school and even took a trip together in between our freshman and sophomore year of college. Promising to do this every year no matter where we were. Of course that was our only trip and really the last time I talked to her. The trip was wonderful...not the reason we no longer talked. We were both very different at the time and had gone in very different directions but now I feel like we could actually be close again but I don't know how. How do you reconnect with someone when you don't live near one another?

I have seen most of the other girls within the past year and I would say I am still relatively close to them even though I definitely don't keep up with them like I should. I just think it is kind of sad that these girls who were so important to me at one time in my life (for many years) are now just friends that I see or talk to once a year. I do believe you have different friends for different times in your life but most of those girls are still great friends and see each other all the time. I know it has a lot to do with them all being in the same city and me being 4 states away does make a difference. I guess I am little envious that out of the 7, 5 of them are all still really close and I felt a little like the odd man out while I was there this weekend.

I was so happy to see all of them but at the same time very sad that I have grown so far apart from them all. Do you still keep in touch with old friends? Are you as close to them as you once were?
Here is a picture of all of us together!


Iva said...

you ladies are all do pretty!!


Ashley said...

Thanks Iva! We try!