Thursday, November 14, 2013

Sister From Another Mister

Have you ever met someone, and almost instantaneously known that that particular person is special and is destined to become your best friend? A few times in my life that has happened... and those women are still my best friends.

Marjie & Dreaming in Estes Park a few years ago

Today I am hopping on a plane to visit Marjie. We met at a preschool parent meeting when our oldest children were 3. I was pregnant with my youngest, and she had her youngest in her arms. For many years we had all kinds of adventures, and often shared 'mom' duties with each other's children.

Due to family circumstances, like needing a job to live, Marjie and her family moved away 15 years ago. Since then we have been able to see each other ever year or two. And, of course, when we get together, after the initial hug and the first flurry of words, we settle into doing things together as if we had never been apart.

I am meeting Marjie in Kansas City. We will attend the opera at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, where Katie, the baby who was in Marjie's arms when we first met, will be playing the part of a wicked stepsister in Cendrillon (Cinderella). We will enjoy the show. It will be wonderful to see Katie all grown up. We will talk, and reminisce, and babble into the wee hours of the morning. We'll laugh, and probably cry. We'll pack a few years into a few days and return to our own lives with a bit of a lift, and a few more memories.

How about you? Do you have far-away friends like this? Do you, like me, kinda feel this way about many of your blog friends? How wonderful that we can 'meet' through the magic of the Internet and form bonds that could endure throughout our lives!

3 comments:

  1. Oh yes I have a few and I miss them. Have a blast with your friend/sister! :)

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  2. I hope you have a wonderful time with your friend Marjie! How wonderful that you can spend time with her! My two "Sister from Another Mister" have both died way too young! But they are in my heart forever, and I hope to meet them again. Your quilling is wonderful!

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  3. You are going to have an awesome time! I feel blessed to have few "best friends" too. One in particular moved away to Oregon 15 years ago. Although we may only speak once or twice a year, or visit for an afternoon if she comes home, we just pick up like we have never been apart. It's wonderful. Enjoy making more memories with your special friend.

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