I have a BFF from college and the last time I saw her was at my wedding. 14 years ago. We were both young, in our 20’s, childless and relatively carefree. Then all these major life changes started happening and…
Still not seeing one’s BFF for 14 years sounds kind of sad and pathetic, doesn’t it? There were legitimate reasons… she’s a doctor and she was in throes of residency. Then she had a baby. I had a baby. She had another baby. There were job changes and house moves. There was a this huge span of time when I was trying to have a second baby. She had a third baby. I finally got my Peanut. There were school schedules and different vacations times.
Years just kept piling on and one day I realize that I really, really, really missed her and I was still having a hard time reconciling my last image of her, in her 20’s without any children, let alone three, without gray hair or wrinkles or other changes that comes with having kids and you know being 40 versus 20-something and I’m pretty sure she felt the same and we decided we needed to meet.
And it happened.
Yeah we’re older and we’re moms and we haven’t seen each other in 14 years, but it was like we had seen each other over the years.
May be because we talk so often and so much about our respective lives. I thought it would be awkward or weird and it wasn’t. The kids had about 15 minutes of awkwardness and then…
Our girls became such buddies.
Peanut loved having older “brothers” to play with, who also took such good care of her.
Peanut looooved Miss “A”.
I’m in this one but Peanut went down a few times with just Miss “A”.
I didn’t take nearly enough photos, but there were many instances where the kids played together as if they had known each other their whole lives. It was so sweet and a little bittersweet to watch since we don’t know when we will all see each other again.
But I’m hopeful that it won’t be 14 years next time.