Wednesday, November 4, 2009

reunited & it feels SO good!

It's been about 3 1/2 years since I graduated from college & 2 1/2 years since Hubby & I got married. In that period of time Hubby & I have created lots of new circles of friends as we start a new chapter in our lives . However, this certainly doesn't mean that those individuals we were close to in college are any less important to us. This probably hasn't been so apparent to me as last night when I met my very dear friend Shauna for dinner...ok for sake of full disclosure it was a course of cheese fondue followed very closely by a course of chocolate fondue but it was sooo worth it!

Shauna and I met our first semester of college & were great friends all through our college career. God brougth her to me at a time when I was seriously lacking for good Christian female friends & what a blessing she was to me! We went through the honors program together & endured some ridiculous class assignments, we spent many hours together at Campus Crusade for Christ (the campus ministry we were both involved in), we skiied (ok well I skiied while she tried to learn to snowboard for the first time) together over Christmas break one year, went on a cruise together during Spring Break & we spent endless nights just talking about life & where God was leading us. We were even accountability partners for a couple of years as we struggled through the trials & difficulties of college life. I traveled to Kansas City for her wedding & read scripture & she played the piano (did I mention one of her college majors was Piano Performance?) at our wedding. However, as with all friendships we both got married and began to find new circles and before we knew it, it had been over 2 years since we had even seen or talked to each other!!!

Shauna & I at The Cheescake Factory during a Campus Crusade conference
A couple of weeks ago, Hubby mentioned seeing a picture of Shauna's husband in a local business journal article. It dawned on me that we hadn't seen each other in so long!!!! So...despite my embarrassment of not contacting her in so long...I e-mailed her & I am so glad I did! We both expressed our disgust with ourselves for letting it be so long & we planned to get together last night! We had such a wonderful evening & I was reminded over and over again why we were such great friends in the first place. We have so much in common and from our conversation it seems that our husbands are quite similar as well. I can't wait to continue reconnecting with her & spending more time with them!

Myself, Shauna, & another friend, Jacinda on our Caribbean cruise in Spring 2003

I'm so blessed with so many great friends & it is always so refreshing to know that those friendships will survive even when the contact is limited. How important those relationships are to me as a Christian woman!


Brittney Galloway said...

Don't you just hate it when time slips between you and a friendship? I'm glad you had a good time

Joelle said...

So jealous!! And so happy for you guys that you caught up!! Miss you both! :)

Hailey {HRH} said...

haha - those are great pics. its always fun to catch up with a long lost friend!

Callie Nicole said...

It's great to reconnect with old friends, isn't it?

Tara Gibson said...

glad you had a great time! and thank you for your sweet comment, it put a big smile on my face!