Day 09: Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.
Of course there are. Am I gonna name them all? Probably not. But the first person to come to mind that gets me all choked up inside is a beautiful woman I met in our first duty station in Maryland. (Yup, lived there for about 5 years) Her name is Rochelle one of the most kind, thoughtful, creative, understanding, patient, and beautiful people I know.
Our circumstances upon meeting just felt like it was all meant to be. When I met her, I was new to this level of friendship between two women. I was a young mother of two at that time, moved for the third time in less than 2 years, still trying to figure out who I was, and overwhelmed by caring for 2 little boys. It was more than just "hey let's go to the mall and hang out.." She was one of the first people I opened up my heart to, confided in, shared my dreams, thoughts, and interest with. To top it off, our families hung out almost every weekend. My boys only knew them as Uncle Thomas and Aunty Rochelle. They were like family to us, and being on the east coast, away from family, it was just enough to make Maryland feel like home.
I don't really know what happend. We had the best of intentions of staying in touch. We tried to call and email every now and then. But as with any long distance relationships, weeks turn into months, and months turn into years.. When I left Maryland, Isabel was just 3 months old and it was just 2 kids for her. Now Isabel is 7 and she has 4 kids! Time flies, life.. happens.
But she's the one person, I think about every now and then, and just smile. Just blessed having to have known her. I click on her Facebook, but she seldom updates. She's never been fond of the internet world. And I can't help but to wonder how she's doing, what she's doing, and how her family is. Is she getting to do something creative, because she was an amazing artist? Not sure. But one day I hope to sit and chat with a cup of coffee in hand and quite possibly pick up where we left off.