My buddy of more than 20 years came to visit for Thanksgiving break. Her husband is serving in the army, and overseas in Afghanistan this year, but returning home soon (yay!). First, it is because of his sacrifices for our country, and for us personally that she was able to make the trip, and we were able to make a long girl's weekend out of the opportunity. I'm a Dave fan for many reason, but I truly appreciated the time we got to spend together, but I'll be equally as glad when she gets him home!
I picked her up at the airport Tuesday afternoon and we drove straight to Ice at the Gaylord (it's just a few exits away from DFW)
I'll see Regan in May.
I'm planning to drive up for her graduation, but that's just it....I'll be driving up there.
It's been nine years since life opened the door to allow Regan to head down and be a part of 'my' world.
We are always and will always be parts of pieces in each other's worlds, but there is nothing like a good sit down laugh, and face to face conversation.
I thought about how much had changed in nine years. I've been up to see her several times in between her last visit. We've said goodbye to people in our lives we loved (and in a few cases, some of those love filled goodbyes were good!), faced heartbreaks, and hiccups, moments of hysteria, and hilarity, but it was too long, and for some reason the passage of time hit me when she flew off. Maybe it was the 5 days, 10 hours of sleep thing, but it was worth it!
I was thinking about where my world would be nine years from now, and measuring how fast time was flying, and wanting it to slow down.
Nine years seemed to fly just as fast as 5 days.
I want it to slow down, but I guess all I can do is reprioritize what I do, when I do it, and who I do it with, and remember to treasure each visit, no matter how far between one to the other.
As for me, in nine years, I hope we are sick of seeing each other's faces, but if not, I was grateful for this time together, and I'm already counting down the days until May....that's just enough time for Tennessee to clear a space for me to come and wreck a little havoc!