Recently the boys and I were invited to lunch at a friend's house. She hadn't met the kiddos before and was commenting how much they looked like me. She remarked that they looked just like my baby photos. Her mom chimed in: "You remember Cat's baby photos??". Yes, Jenna said, I do.
Jenna and I have "reconnected". After years and years apart with no contact, we are friends once more and getting to know these little people that each of us have created. She is someone who knows so much about me, but nothing about the last six years of my life. Interesting, isn't it?
I was later telling Rob, once we'd gotten home, the earlier story of the baby photos and he raised his eyebrows and said: "She remembers your baby photos??". Yep, I said, she does. He didn't realize, but aside from him, Jenna probably knows me better than anyone else. Truly. We were friends from the third grade through high school and on. She gets my sense of humor, she knows what will make me burst into tears and what will make me pee my pants laughing. She pierced my ears, died my hair, painted my nails and sang duets with me. She was my BEST friend.
And now, we are getting to know one another's children. We are planning a dinner so our husbands can meet. We are laughing together again. Amazing what God and life can bring us, isn't it? Or should I say, bring back to us.