Split Decision Pie 25Nov11
One of the coolest things happened to me the other week. I waited this long to tell you all about it because I wasn’t sure about it myself. But, it’s pretty cool, and I think you all can appreciate this reuniting story.
I opened up my email and found I had a message from someone I didn’t know via a social networking website. For some reason, normally I delete these types of messages, I decided to open it and read it…and I was thrilled to read it. It was a girl who I haven’t spoken to in 20 years who found me by my name (I do not have a picture of myself posted). She took a chance, and sent me a message. I must have read and re-read this very short note a million times over…I knew EXACTLY who she was without even looking at her picture. I sent her a message back and gave her my personal email address and just hoped she would get back to me. I literally waited by my computer to see if she would write back. She did! The night before Thanksgiving, I saw she wrote back—this time she sent me a surprise in her letter—a video of the two of us from when we were 8 years old! I laughed out loud for the full 2 minutes of the video (soundless). I dragged my mom out of the kitchen and away from her pie dishes that needed to be filled with pumpkin pie over into the other room and made both of my parents watch the video with me. I easily watched the video half a dozen times…laughed every time.
I am so excited to be back in touch with my old friend from so many years ago! I know so far we are “pen pals” and send emails back and forth, but I am enjoying getting to know her again. It has also given me a great conversation-starter and I can prove to my friends who know me now that I was, in fact, always camera shy. Have you reunited with anyone recently? How did you reconnect?