13 May

So last night while chatting with my good friend, the Monkey Mom, she decided (I don’t know what possessed her) to pull out an old high school yearbook and commented on the notes written between old friends.

I remember never really writing much in peoples yearbooks and didn’t take much stock in what or who wrote in mine. She confirmed that I wrote next to nothing in her yearbook even though we had been good friends for years. I was much more shy back in those days and always remembered being worried about not being able to erase what I wrote or how it would look years later.

Her comments prompted me to grab my year book and what happened next I would never have imagined I cried. Yes, Joe the large, hairy, 250lb 26 year old cried. I admit it. In fact, over the recent months I have cried a lot…but that’s another story and one that I probably won’t tell in this space.

What I read in my yearbook were HUGE page long notes from a few friends that really got to me. Most of these friends are practically gone from my life now, and after reading what they said, I’m disappointed that I let some of these friendships go. I don’t expect to still be dating the girl I was in high school, but I haven’t seen her in years now and much of that time we didn’t speak at all. She wrote things that brought back great memories and made me wonder where I had gone wrong?

So many of my good friends from high school are gone from my life now. I’m a different person and I’m sure they are too, but I miss them. I am very thankful for the friends I have now and my closest friends have been there when I needed them, and they know who they are. Their quality out weighs the quantity by far!

My point here is to remind myself and anyone who reads this to savor the relationships they have. Appreciate every moment, because you never know when that part of your life will end and those people may disappear. I also want to say that I love all my friends, past and present!


2 Responses to “Memories…”

  1. Kori May 15, 2008 at 8:12 pm #

    I know what you mean. It’s just that you grow up and grow apart. Ever think of trying to find any of your old friend? It’s never to late.

  2. Joe O. May 15, 2008 at 8:22 pm #

    I talk every once in a while with one major part of my life back then…but she has grown up and moved out west…She’s busy with her hubby and kid…

    In fact…everybody seems busy with their hubbies and kids…speaking of…have you popped yet?

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