Change - Part II

Posted On 12:58 PM |

If you are lucky enough, you have that one friend....

...who understands you , even to a spiritual depth

...whose interests are polar opposites from yours, but introduces them to you, and even surprises you by adopting some of yours

...shares your values like a surrogate family member and invites you to be one in theirs

...who will be there, I mean really be there, when you need them

...who becomes an agent to even more good people to surround yourself with

...who loves your children as their own

...that, despite 4,276 kilometres spanning between the two of you, none of the real stuff will change.

An exciting new life awaits my best friend, her three daughters, and the husband who has been preparing their new home for the last year in California. We live in an age where long-distance communication is easy (summer shopping list includes a webcam); when Big Sister and family moved to Thailand, I didn't even have a personal e-mail address, and only dial-up internet service was available.

We will certainly miss having them just around the corner (I've often caught myself in recent months staring at the three girls, especially the little feet and hands of my 9-month old goddaughter), and only God knows how ugly my cry will be on Flyday. But this is a part of our life stories, and I promise to be brave and retain the lessons He is teaching us here.

**I wrote this post a few days ago - take-off is, now, about 22 hours away and I confess that I'm feeling a bit numb and dazed (you're thinking, Ok, so what's new?). I really proud of my Fave (or bff, if you must) and me for making weekly dates in the last few months. We really got a lot done, doing things and going places we'd never done/been to. Visits back up here will always be busy for them, so I don't expect we'd be able to squeeze that kind of QT in anymore, and the same probably goes for our trips down there. Feeling very much at peace about that...I think my lament is more about our kids. But maybe I should get a grip; I already have some beloved kiddies living in the States, and there's never a shortage of love and fond memories going back and forth across the border.
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5 Response to 'Change - Part II'
  1. Cheryl Anne'> June 4, 2009 at 1:15 PM

    It's wonderful when you meet someone so attuned to your own body, mind and soul.

    Cheer up...reunions will be all the more sweeter when those special moments present themselves again.

    Many, many hugs!


  2. u_turnlady'> June 4, 2009 at 5:02 PM you, I already miss you...xoxo


  3. Rachel'> June 5, 2009 at 4:17 PM

    ya, i got one of those too, right down to the 4276 km... but yours said it best today.. we now have to look out for each other, and they'll do the same over there ...


  4. Lei's Kitchen'> June 5, 2009 at 4:50 PM

    York Region to the Bay....tell me how you do it...while I massage your ankles. wink wink


  5. Rachel'> June 5, 2009 at 11:59 PM

    Every email, phone call, snail mail, text message you receive from her you cherish all the more. You'll find reunions to be like picking up where you last left off and there never was any time or distance in between. It makes the friendship that much more special.

    Now come over so I can hand you my ankles!!