That was in 1997 and 1998...such a long time ago, but I can still smell the school bus and see the Arizona mountains breezing by me in the dark. Somedays, it feels like it was yesterday. I can still remember what it feels like to have such a wonderful friend in my life. Life didn't turn out quite the way we expected and infact, we hardly ever see each other at all. She's in North Carolina and I'm in Arizona. We aren't rich, we don't live next door to each other and we never did write that book. But, I must say...there's still such a warmth and kindness that exudes from her everytime we talk or write. Back in 2002, when I was away at college in Tennessee....I was going through a pretty rough patch with money, boyfriend problems and just all around stress. She didn't know I was feeling this way, but still, somehow one day I received a care package full ofyummy snacks, adorable stationary and $50.00. It's like she telepathically knew I was down. And now, 10 years later....thousands of miles away from each other, she did it again. I'm going through a very hard time for several reasons, and today I received a care package from her. She is so generous and selfless and just made me realize that even though life may be impossible to face sometimes....there are always the people there that care for you the most.....the ones that are there in good times and in bad and the ones that will forever remain your very best friend.
This is us our senior year...a few days after graduation.
Our favorite time of year....Basketball season.