Monday, December 04, 2006

T

Here I am with my friend T. I saw her this weekend when I was in Portland. I think it had been almost a year since we last saw each other. Lately, we have been keeping in touch through blogging and instant messaging. Isn't the internet great?

We go way back, us two. We met one fateful day in sophomore health class in 1982. I don't think we knew many people in the class and we just happened to be sitting next to each other. We kept each other entertained in that class and later when we took typing together. We became best friends through the next year - shared a locker and decorated it in various themes, stayed overnight at each other's houses. T introduced me to the concept of cold pizza for breakfast. We sang Eurythmics tunes at the top of our voices and generally made a nuisance of ourselves. That all ended at the end of our junior year when we broke off our friendship due to parental pressures. Ahem... Our mothers did not approve of each other. We were so different, really. She was kind of wild and dangerous to me. I was considered a goody-two-shoes, and not just by T, but others in my class. I must admit, we were an unusual match. So from that second fateful day, we hardly even spoke until our graduation day when we acknowledged each other with a brief good-bye, good luck, etc.

I went off to college and that was that. But, up popped T a few years later. She contacted me through my mom who had not moved. We had some casual contact a couple of times, but then came back into each other's lives in a big way in 1990. She had been living out of the state and was looking for a place to live so she could move back to Portland. So we became roommates for the first time. Since then, we have shared an apartment three times, attended the same church and home group, prayed together, studied together, told each other all our secrets and made a commitment to always stand by each other. As we've gone through different stages in our lives, we've been in close contact and out of contact. But, with the exception of Denis, there is no one who knows me quite as well as T. (Well, probably my mom does too, but not quite in the same way.) Our personalities are still very different, but we do have a bond that we are convinced will not be broken.

7 comments:

lm1 said...

awwww! it is all true, you are the only one as well besides my hub that knows me inside and out. It still amazes me that us being so very different in our styles that we remain friends it is truley God inspired!I love you tracy and always will! there are so many memmories that we share, for instance i remember I was having nightmares every night , bad ones and you wrote scriptures and put them on my head board so that I would be protected by them..... I only hope that I have given as much as you have in the friendship.
lm1

Rachel said...

How nice to still be friends after all these years. I had a friend in High School that was also very different from me. She came from a very disfunctional home, and therefore had quite different morals from me. She was also a pretty heavy smoker. But in spite of our differences, we stayed friends for quite a while. She finally moved away to Florida.

kristina said...

That is so cool! I am happy to have "met" both of you.

Martha said...

Once in a while I still connect with a high school friend, but don't hang out or see any on a regular basis. I do miss having a friend to spend time with but I suppose that will come again some day when I have time to be out and about by myself. For now I really enjoy visiting with my blog friends. Thanks for being out there.

Priscilla said...

What a wonderful friendship you two have! How cool is that? Very!

Tracy said...

Thanks everyone. Yes, we are blessed. God-given friendships are cool.

Nixter said...

That was an awesome story, thanks for sharing lovely Tracy :)