We got really close and she even came to visit me one time from Ohio where she lives. We always talked about if only she could move here or if I could move there, oh the fun we would have together. We were really tight!
Over the last couple of years, we kind of lost touch. It really bothered me and I would wonder if maybe I had done something. I would email and she would reply but it wasn't every day or even every week anymore. It got to the point where it wasn't even every month. And I'll admit to being very mature and feeling that it was a little one sided and I had my feelings hurt. I would email, she would reply and then I would never hear from her unless I emailed again. Like I said, I got my feelings hurt and wasn't acting very mature.
I got an email from her today. Shocked the crap out of me because I was just talking about her to my son the other day on the way to work.
She wrote me and told me that a very good friend that she grew up with died the other day. She was killed in a horrible accident. Having that happen made her realize that she wanted to reach out to me. I cried when I read her email. I know the pain of losing a friend suddenly. My best friend that I grew up with died 12 1/2 yrs ago and I think about her all the time. I also lost another friend suddenly last summer. Her anniversary is coming up on August 2nd and I was just thinking about her today.
I also cried a little because it really touched me how she reached out and told me that even though we don't talk as much anymore, we were great friends and she loves me.
I miss her a lot. I wrote her back. I think I'll probably write her again during the week. And then probably the week after that too.
Life's too short to be petty!