Late last night I received news as I anxiously set my alarm so my son and I could witness the blood moon lunar eclipse that a high school friend of mine had died this past summer. It completely took the wind out of my sails, since I had literally just done a search for her on the internet. Most probably the obituary didn’t come up because I included her maiden name in the search, and I felt horrible that I hadn’t had a chance to reconnect like I’ve done with many other friends from the past. Those of us messaging in that moment talked about a reunion of our Young Life friends, a group I was involved in during high school. So many good memories, and most importantly, so many building blocks that were essential in becoming the woman I am today.
We don’t celebrate those friendships like we should. I missed the chance to tell Ardy how much she meant in my life, I will try harder to not miss other chances that come my way. So here is a challenge: post a shout out or memory of a person who influenced you, and thank them…I’m sure you will make their day!