Susanne and I have known each other for years. Our kids are all about the same ages - our two oldest are only a year about, as are our middles. Our youngest went to school together starting at the very tender age of 3. Needless to say, we have spent a lot of time together over the years....trips to the Dunes, weekends away, playdates, family dinners. The list goes on and on.
As often happens, we lost touch with each other over the years. Nothing happened except life. Our kids grew up. They no longer needed us to drive them places. Her kids were into sports; mine were into music. So we drifted apart.
Last summer, we ran into each other at the community pool. A place we had spent many a summer hour together when our kids were young. Delighted to see each other, we vowed to get together for dinner soon.
Tonight - 8 months later - we finally did. It was like we never lost a beat. We quickly got caught up on all the kids and our husbands. Talked about our jobs. Chatted - just like old times. It was a wonderful evening over delicious food with a good friend. Because good friends, even when they don't see each often, remain good friends.
It may be a while before we see each other again...not that we didn't have a great time together. It's just that we each have lots going on. We are both grandparents. We have full-time jobs. We have family obligations. But I am sure that, when we do get together again, it will be just like old times again. And for that I am extremely grateful!
Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for the opportunity to share this slice of my life.