Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Fifteen years ago I moved from NY to NC sight unseen.  Really.  I knew no one and basically had a stack of 24 pictures that Frank had taken to show me our new town.  

One of the first REAL friends that I made upon moving here was with a woman named Rhonda.  We met at MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers).  We both had four-year-olds and were in the same discussion group and while in our first meeting she was sharing something with the group and I remember thinking "She needs a friend...just like me!" and so a friendship was born.  At the time she also had a 10-month old and we started hanging out regularly.

Well, as time passes and life gets in the way, friendships come and go.  But for fifteen years Rhonda has always been there.  Sure, we may go for months without talking, e-mailing or Facebooking, but we still manage to reconnect.  This past weekend, we did.  It started as an e-mail, then a phone call, and tonight, dinner.  

It is amazing to look at our now 19-year olds and remember how tiny they were when they first met.  I look at her 16 year old and am amazed that he was once that little baby in the stroller.  We sat and talked for HOURS tonight and while our lives have taken some pretty different paths, our friendship remains the same.  For that, I am blessed.

So thank you, my friend, for still being willing to put up with me after 15 years... you are a treasure!


Sandi said...

That is wonderful. I really need a friend like that. I have a lot of friends but so many come and go and I just wish there was that one I could always call, day or night. It's definitely something to be thankful for.

Karen said...

That is so nice! You are lucky to have a good friend like that.

Mizé said...

Ohhh..really nice that!
Friendships like that are precious.
I have only one like that, a girl friend back in my hometown. We meet when we were only 7 and our friendship has now 31 years :)
Because we now live 250 km apart, we don´t hang around like before but we always find a way to reconnect.