Friday, December 9, 2011

'Til the "FRIEND"


I am a terrible friend. I mean it. I forget birthdays. I'm self-absorbed. I don't respond in a timely manner to phone calls, texts, or emails. I promise to never lose touch, and then, indeed, I lose touch. Terrible friend.



Last night at a holiday party, I ran into a former co-worker/friend whom I hadn't seen in two years or more. As we caught up on life- jobs changes, weddings, work gossip- I felt so guilty for ever losing touch in the first place. Sometimes life just gets in the way of things. But this friend was talking about how everything happens for a reason, and I can't help but agree.



My entire life has been a series of happy accidents and serendipitous events of happenstance. If I had never moved to a new high school I would have never met the love of my life. I would have never gotten a crappy job at a CVS in my college town, which turned into an ever crappier pharmacy job in another town, which turned into an awesome pharmacy job. That awesome pharmacy job led to my current teaching job (a LONG story for another day). At this job I met my dearest and bestest friend. And even though I haven't seen her in  weeks because of our crazy schedules, I know I'm going to be a life-long friend. I'm going to return calls and remember birthdays.




Because things don't just happen, they happen for a reason.

6 comments:

Misty Tumlin Kerns said...

This is something I struggle with, too! I feel especially guilty when it comes to single friends. I also believe that everything happens for a reason. Some friends are here for life, and others for just a season, but each has a special impact on our lives.

Alicia said...

Are you my carbon copy or what? Well, I don't have your sense of style...but we have so much in common. I feel so guilty when friends send me cards for my birthday or I think about calling someone at a bad time and then forget when it's the right time. I firmly believe that people come in and out of our lives for a reason and when that reason is finished, they go away.

mamafrost76 said...

I am meeting up with a high school friend Monday. It has been many years since I have seen her.
Love the outfit Katie. Especially like the pants. They fit really well.

Jlkozar said...

WOW - I can so relate to this ... Life does get in the way but I probably should work on being a better friend too.

Maggie Hall said...

agree agree agree. and i gota ask, where are those pics taken? great fence. looks like that place on wolf creek roadish...

KatieFrost said...

Close, Maggie! Dry Creek Rd right across from the St. Johns' Ranch.

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