Punk Rock Parents: Sometimes it just comes to you

Monday, February 05, 2007

Sometimes it just comes to you

I want to blog everyday. But there are some days where I just don't have anything I want to write about. Nothing oozing out of me or clawing to get out. And sometimes I see something, or remember something and I have an idea. Today was a brief phone call from an old friend. See I have a handful of BFF's, but Jessica is the OG BFF. The 25 plus year, stand the test of time, and the distance kind of BFF. The one that you grew up next to. I have had the honor of being BFF's with Jessica since I was 4 (almost 5) years old. We spent kindergarten with Mrs. Weeks all the way through 8th grade with Mr. Gross. She called because as she was cleaning out her desk she had found some old things that I had given her. They reminded her of the times that we were so close and she was sad that we were not like that anymore. In an ideal world, Jess and I would be next door neighbors and work at the same office and and get to be in each others lives every single day. Just like how we sat next to each other every single day, and when we could not talk during class we had a notebook where we would write notes to each other, and when we were not in school we were on the phone and when we were not on the phone we were writing long long letters to each other (I have a box full of these notes). I think about her everyday and I miss her so much too. But I have in her a friend who has known me for so long and in a way that no one else ever can or will. We have grown up together and became Moms together. The birth of our children has really brought us closer together in a whole new way. Her son is about 8 months older than The Phi. I love to talk to her about our kids. I love the way you can hear the pride and love in her voice when she talks about Elias. Its a whole new side to her. I have been in tune with Jessica's voice because with so many miles between us, we really only have the phone and email to stay in contact. It was like in college when she told me that I had to come and visit her because she had met someone. I knew by her voice that I had to get in the car and make the 6 hours drive to meet this guy because he was the one. And he was. I knew that it would take someone extraordinary to be Jess's husband, and Rick is. The friendship that I have with Jessica is one of the most cherished things in my life. She has been a constant and because of that I have never felt alone. We don't live in a perfect world so I don't get to see my OG BFF very often, but I love her very much and not time or distance will ever change what we have been through. And who knows, maybe in the future we will be next door neighbors who work in the same office, who call each other everyday and write long letters to each other every night!

A picture for Jessica's baby shower. She was so happy and beautiful while she carried her gorgeous son!

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