Tuesday, February 15, 2011


This weekend I got a phone call from a long lost friend. Jodie and I were best friends in high school. We continued being best friends for a while after that, but our lives moved on different paths and eventually we drifted apart. I haven't really talked to her since I've had kids (my fault, but those babies take up a lot of time and energy), so I was super happy when I got a phone call from her on Friday night saying she was in town and we should get together this weekend. It's a novelty I don't really have by moving out of the city I did most of my growing up in. I don't accidentally run into people I went to high school with at the mall. I can't go to lunch with them and reminisce about people we use to know. Don't get me wrong I'm fine with this, I wasn't crazy about highschool so rather then running into them in the mall I may be running from them. =). But that is why I was so excited about the phone call and our lunch date the next day.

On Saturday I felt a bit like I was going on a first date. Excited but also a bit nervous. Would she like the kids, would we still get along, what would we talk about. But as soon as I saw her face and got a hug from her I knew that deep down we were essentially the same people who were best friends so many years ago. We talked about plans for the future and beefs we had and what our lives were like now. She brought her new boyfriend and he is so stable and kind. You can see how happy they are when they sit together. There is such satisfaction to see friends you've know for a while so happy and in love. Anyway it was a great lunch and I was happy to learn she is thinking about moving out to Alberta, so if I'm lucky there will be many more lunches to come.

Till Next Time



Lori said...

I remember Jodie! She was in your wedding party, right? Wow! She hasn't changed a bit...just as lovely as ever.

It's so nice to see old friends, especially when it instantly feels like you haven't been apart at all.


mom2cash said...

Loved this post Jenn, I totally relate! Old friends are like your favorite pair of shoes, no matter how long it's been they always fit!! Glad you had such a great lunch!

Goofball said...

that's so great, I'm sure you were so thrilled all day after you've met her again

pcos tko said...

well I am the "jodie" of this beautifully written piece (got a tear or two outta me - well done!!) and I LOVED this post!!!
In the same train of your blog on this subject of drifting apart and losing touch, its been too long since I've read your blog - all the great stuff I've missed!! Similarly though, in seeing you recently I feel that although we've missed much in each other's lives, I feel like we just picked up where we left off, in some ways. Sign of a true and good friend! :) thank you for the heartfelt words (Jenn- always sooo good with the words!), for meeting Chris & I at Red Lobster that day (yum!) and for the CD - I LOVED IT and "Alberta Bound" is my theme-song of the moment! I look forward to another lunch soon, my friend! I am Alberta Bound in exactly 4 weeks and I can't wait to make my new home in the province you've raved about for years!
Much love,
~ Jode