Every so often, life throws you a bone and something so exciting and miraculous happens that it takes your breath away.
This past weekend, I reconnected with my very best friend. We haven’t spoken in at least ten years, but when we were together it was the greatest relationship that I’ve ever had. We were inseperable; she was like an extension of myself. I know that I’ve written of her before; she is my entire high school career, all my memories wrapped up into this amazing person. She always understood me and took care of me.
Unfortunately, I was not as good a friend as she was and it ultimately caused me to lose her. I was going through things, she was going through things, and I wasn’t there for her the way that I should have been. It is quite possibly the greatest regret of my life, letting her go like I did.
But through the power of technology (FB) she sent me a friend request and messaged me and we immediately started talking. I told her that I would love a chance to apologize in person for the shitty friend that I had been, and she agreed to meet me for lunch. I was SO nervous, but as soon as she sat down (and my hands stopped shaking) we just started talking and two and a half hours later I was finally able to tell her in person exactly how sorry I was about how I acted.
I’m hoping that this is a shiny new beginning; cautiously optimistic. I would love to have her a part of my life again, no matter how that can happen.
I guess sometimes we really do get a second chance, and I plan on using mine to the fullest.