Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy Reunion




That's Helen with me.  She is a dear friend and classmate from Nursing school, and we had not seen each other for 19 years.  So we decided to meet at the mall.  I said, don't tell me where you're seated.  Just tell me what color shirt you're wearing.  She did just that, and of course, it was a BIG mall with an equally BIG food court.  My eyes turned as round as saucers when I got there.  But slowly I walked.  From table to table.  Scanning faces.  On the look-out for a green shirt, thinking, what in the world did Helen look like now?  

Then I spotted a bewildered-looking girl who probably thought she was as lost as the one looking for her. Ha!  What a joyous reunion.

I thought I'd post it here because Sir Joey sent me a beautiful sentimental email (the one that has nostalgic music against a picturesque background), and it made me think of good friends, happy memories.  You know how it is when you say good bye, and you just can't finish?  That's the kind of friend Helen is.  Well, I hope you remember one of yours this holiday season and catch up. 

It's a good feeling.

21 comments:

Gypsy said...

I've just been reminiscing on my blog about a childhood friend of mine who I caught up with just after Christmas. Old friends are wonderful aren't they and I'm so glad you got to catch up with her. I hope you are feeling better now Cherie.

Misalyn said...

Yah I know the feeling.

Looks like you guys had fun and the picture speak for itself. Thanks for sharing this ma'am Cherie. Makes me think of my best friend.

RNSANE said...

It is always nice to reconnect with our oldest and dearest friends. This past summer, my closest friend from nursing school came out to San Francisco. She was a nursing school classmate, my maid of honor 40 years ago and my son's ( he just had his 39th birthday )godmother. We were estranged for nearly 15 years but she has had two surgeries for a brain aneurysm in the last couple of years. Thankfully, she called and said, "I don't want to die without making things right between us." Thank the Lord, she is alive and well and we are closer than ever.

Whitemist said...

I like being the beginner of posts like this,
Here is to many more!

Icy BC said...

Must be a great feeling to see an old friend.

You look wonderful, Cherie..

Have a wonderful and great New Year!

otin said...

I hate that when you have to say goodbye to someone and you get a lump in your throat! It is nice to care about someone so much, but it can also be painful. It is a good thing, though!

Happy New Years!

Ricepatty said...

What a nice reunion story - so glad that you're back thanks for the hug -- ((hugs)) back :)

Middle Ditch said...

It's great to find lost friends. I'm so pleased for you. Would you have found her without knowing what she was wearing? Of course you would.

A very happy and an inspirational 2010

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

Friends are so precious. I am so glad you got to reunite. It is truly special. Enjoy!

cherie said...

i went over to your site and read the second blog on marie. i am looking forward to the end of the series. big hugs to you, my friend. you are a treasure.

nag-enjoy naman kami, joy, salamat. hope you catch up with your best friend soon.

i am happy for you and your friend, ms. carmen. may your friendship be long and blessed.

hi, sir joey, thanks for the inspiration. here's you and more happy memories!

thank you, Icy. i hope you are fine yourself. friends are a source of strength and inspiration. helen is, and so the reunion was awesome.

you took the words right out of my mouth, otin. the painful part is another story, and quite another person, but i'll take a raincheck for now. happy new year to you!

hi, ricepatty! happy new year to you! i am glad i'm back, too, because i've missed you, guys!

i think i would have, but it might have taken me longer i didn't anticipate the Christmas crowd. a huge one, whew! nice to hear from you, ms. monique. i wish the middle ditch cast a happy new year!

hi, juds! friends are truly precious, thank you, ma'am. happy new year to the family, juds!

betchai said...

what a wonderful, reunion Che. you two look so happy, and there's every reason to be. Happy New Year.

cherie said...

same to you, beth. indeed we were, and we are.

rainfield61 said...

What a great and happy endig, cherie.

Happy New Year and Bon Voyage.

doroastig said...

munting pahabol: MANIGONG BAGONG TAON!!!

cherie said...

thanks, rainfield and manoy doro! hope you both had a good one!

Middle Ditch said...

I love reading all those mysterious names on blogs. MySpace is a bit like that where everybody hides under a pseudonym.

It was great seeing you again.

Word verification: bonses

That is in Dutch a knock on the head hahahaha

Ily said...

What a beautiful post! I need to reconnect with an old friend once she returns from Guatemala. Thanks for the encouragement. :)

Love the photo! Happy New Year, Chica!! :)

cherie said...

thank you, ms. monique. i am glad to be back - i have plenty of middle ditch series to catch up on! happy new year, ma'am!

he-hey, ily! when did you change names? i was just thinking of you the other day. you are still as beautiful as ever! happy new year, my friend!

Deb Murphree/Alabama Politics said...

isn't friendship WONDERFUL, Cherie :) xoxoox Glad you had a nice reunion with your friend. Hope we can meet one day.

cherry lyn said...

hi Cherie...i tried to send email but i dont know why it says message was not able to send...so many attempts and believe me i also tried search engines...i wanted to apologize for our past misunderstanding and i hope you will open your heart.please visit me in my facebook cherry lyn de castro.take care and God bless.

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