10 Jul

Our Winder friends are moving.  We’ve grown really close to Monica, Steven, Sofi and Will over these past 8 months and it really hasn’t fully hit me yet. Steven was offered a great job near the Georgia/Florida line and will be moving there in 3 weeks.  It’s a wonderful opportunity for them and I am genuinely happy for them but the selfish side of me is super sad. I just can’t imagine living in this city without them.  They’re the reason I joined the Y, went to story hour at the library and basically survived during the weekdays since we’ve been here.  It’s been really hard to try to explain it to Nia too.  She still has pictures of her Savannah friends on display in her room – she still asks me when she’s going to get to see them.  How am I supposed to tell her that she’s losing another buddy?

What’s even more sad about the whole thing is I don’t know if we’ll stay close after they move.  I’d like to hope we’ll still talk on the phone and try to see each other – but I don’t know…

Some friends you can pick right up where you left off even after you haven’t talked/seen each other in months or even years.  Some friends you think of during the stupidest of moments or the most serious of moments and you know they would totally understand what you’re going through right then.  The two of you are so close that you never have to worry about what you say – you know that no matter what they are going to love you and be there for you.  You just know you are supposed to be friends.

As I grow up, I’ve come to realize that those good friends are hard to find and if you are lucky enough to find them – you need to do all you can to make sure distance, time or a disagreement don’t keep you apart.  Love ya pals!


5 Responses to “Changes”

  1. ESTÚPIDO SAVANNAH July 15, 2007 at 10:00 am #

    So Ginger and I can be less jealous now?

    No just kidding, I know how tough it is when a great friend moves far, far away.

  2. the real ~Roxann~ July 15, 2007 at 10:47 am #

    So sorry you're losing your new friends. That really is a bummer!After we moved here, Logan made friends w/ the boy next door. They became "best buds." But, when school got out, he moved about 20 minutes away. He was so sad. We've seen him about 4 times….but for Logan….that's not near enough. I wish they could see each other more….but 20 minutes is often just as difficult to work out…as much as 3 hours. KWIM? I guess life just gets in the way.I guess you just ask yourself…are they the type to be "lifelong" friends? If so, you'll hear from them. If not…well, then concentrate your efforts on those friends that you know are your "lifelong" friends.And, I know you, you'll make new friends. After all, who could resist you?!?!?!

  3. Scoop July 15, 2007 at 7:12 pm #

    I am so sorry to hear about Monica and her family moving away. I now how hard it is to lose personal contact with friends who mean a lot to you. Maybe you can help Nia write to her friend and become penpals. I remember loving that when I was around 5, and a close friend moved to Florida. Maybe even email typing-pals could be fun ( with supervision of course!)!
    We've moved so much and I know I've lost out on a lot of friendships that didn't have time to mature, but you are such a warm and loving person that I know Monica will miss you. I am also pretty confident that you will meet another wonderful momma who can't resist hanging out with all of the valli.

  4. Honey July 15, 2007 at 8:05 pm #

    I am so sorry to here about Monica and family leaving. I know how much you enjoyed the new friendship, but I truely believe that when you met Monica she was your guardian angel to help you to find the all good thing about Winder,GA and one day you will be that angel to help someone too. But I know you already are an angel. I Love You….Momma

  5. Are You ZaZa? July 18, 2007 at 4:16 am #

    Thanks for all the support! I love you guys!

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