Monday, April 13, 2009


Just got home from having lunch with three friends from college. One of those things that you can never plan, but sometimes they just happen - you know the times - serendipitous.



It all started when one friend (whom I hadn't seen in 7 years) found my blog and left me a comment to e-mail her. We arranged to have lunch today.

That would have been wonderful, in and of itself. I owe the "girl" a lot - she was the one that pointed out I was meant to be an Elementary Ed. major, and I never looked back.

But then a friend from Florida e-mailed to say she'd be in town visiting her brother for Easter, and could we get together. Hadn't seen her in almost 2 years, and before that it was like 10.

So we would be three for lunch, as "Florida" went to both high school and college with "Elementary Ed."

Then on a whim I let "Eugene" (2 hours south of here) know of our meeting, and she said she doubted she could make the trip. Hadn't seen "Eugene" in 3 years. Think about her all the time.
I've got family in Eugene and she's got family in Portland, but it's hard, don't you know, hard to put all the pieces together.

Until fate takes over.

She surprised us. She drove 2 hours up and 2 hours back for a 1 1/2 hour lunch with three old friends.

I don't know why all I really want to do is sit in a corner some where and cry.

The lunch was lovely.

The women are lovely.

And maybe that's the "problem." How'd I let them slip away?

Yea, yea, life is busy, kids, jobs, moves, blah, blah, blah.

But still.

Guess what matters is they're all back in my life now.

Maybe when I need them most.


(Photo of Memorial Union at Oregon State University)


pixiemama said...

Aww. You're just overwhelmed. I get it. I felt it for a whole weekend in February. You were missed, by the way.


Deb Shucka said...

Lovely, just lovely. What a gift for all of you. Best to Florida.

Lola said...

I am relating to this post so much......
love and love.....xoxoxo

Wanda said...

Great that you are hooked up with your peeps. All will be well...all will be well.

Tanya @ Teenautism said...

I love connecting and reconnecting. I've been feeling that a lot lately and it's so good. Happy for you!! xoxo

Anonymous said...

they didn't slip away, darlin, they're right there.

no accidents.

Anonymous said...

When our kids are little they consume us but your children are older now and you have time to spend with women again. Enjoy.

Kathryn said...

Oh how important are our circle of women friends, matters not how long it has been, they are still with ya. I think you do get overwhelmed by the energy of all of them at once. I've been there. Makes you so damn grateful.

Michelle O'Neil said...

: )

Robin said...

Now you need them and now you have them, don't look backward, but don't let them slip away again.

Nancy said...

Perfect post for me today. Have heard from a couple of friends that day to day life has bumped and I just made a commitment that 15 minutes minimum per day should be spend talking with someone that I never find time for. This is confirmation that I must make time.

Amber said...



She said...

Is that the Florida I know? I love her!

What a wonderful re-connection!

HOLY is right!

Angie Ledbetter said...


kario said...

No accidents.

Some wise woman I know turned me on to that concept...