Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Kind Of Friends We Used To Be (part 2)

People change.

The ever common theme of our story. You and me. The friends nobody thought would ever be any different. With one always holding they other while they cried. When one laughed, the other was filled with joy. But not anymore. We couldn't be two more different people.

When we met, we were different from each other. But different in another way. Not like we are now.

I was loud, you were quiet. I talked to anyone who would listen, you were painfully shy. But somehow, we became best friends. Inseparable. When you went through one of the most trying times in your life, I was your biggest cheerleader. Together, we fought the battle headfirst and came out victorious.

We were unstoppable. We were the best of friends. Forever.

But people change.

And here on earth, forever can end.

We're so different now, you and me.

If someone looked at my life, then at yours, they would never be able to guess that we were once best friends. Or that we even know each other. I used to ask myself all the time, what happened? What could have torn us apart? Taken us on separate paths?

I don't ask that anymore. I stopped asking a long time ago.

We just... drifted.

One day here, the next day gone.

Sometimes I wonder what life would be like if we hadn't changed. If our paths hadn't taken a fork. They rarely cross now. But when they do cross, I am reminded of how we used to be.

The kind of friends we used to be.

I still love being with you. Knowing that even though we aren't who we used to be, we're still friends. I'll never forget those years. I know you won't either.

I used to tell myself that maybe someday things would be different. That we wouldn't be so different. That maybe someday I could once again call you my best friend. Forever.

But I realize now, that probably won't happen. We'll just keep drifting. You'll live your life, and I'll live mine. You'll have your best friends and I'll have mine. The maids of honor at our weddings won't be each other, like our little girl dreams said they would be. They'll be different people. Because everything's different.

Because people change.

But that's okay.

I'm okay.

I hope you are.


  1. are you sure I didn't write these last two posts? Rosie.. you're not the only one who's gone through this. You're not alone. And if you ever want to talk, whether it's about this or anything, I'm here to do so. Just sayin'. :)

  2. Hi! it's Rachel, from Endeavor West. You probably didn't even know I read your blog, but anyway... :)

    Thank you for the last two posts. I've been going through a similar transition, and it's really hard. Thank you for the encouragement. I know that even though our earthly paths are drifting, we still serve the same Heavenly Father. And I guess in the end, that's all that matters.

    Miss you!