This past weekend was the weekend for our now annual slumber party with Lora and Shelly, two friends I went so school with.
Last year, I wrote about the Slumber Party at Campbell Town, which we held here overnight. I hadn’t seen either of my friends since graduation 27 years before.
Last year was all about getting to know one another again and getting caught up on a lifetime of living since graduation night in 1982. I’m sure all of us were a little apprehensive about what to expect after so many years. When we settled into our friendships as if we had never been apart, we realized how much we still enjoyed each other and decided to expand it to two nights and make our reunion an annual event.
This year, it was less about catching up on old times and more about making new memories. But it was also about getting away from the stresses of adult life and there's no better way to do it than with friends I knew before responsibility and stress.
We decided to take our slumber party to Branson, Mo., where we could enjoy the holiday lights and festivities. The city is a great one for a girl friend’s getaway anytime of the year, but the holidays just makes it quite magical.
“Are you nervous about next weekend?” My friend, Rae, from the present asked me about my impending slumber party with two friends from my past.
I shrugged. “No,” I wondered, should I be?
“I have known Shelly (left in the photo) since Kindergarten and Lora since junior high, why would I be nervous?”
“Well, 27 years is a long time,” she said. “You don’t really know them anymore.”
I thought about her question all week.
Was I living in a time warp, hoping that when I met these two people again in my driveway that things would be as if we had parted for a shorter period of time than nearly 3 decades?
Yes, 27 years was a long time and in some respects, it does feel like the lifetime ago that it was. Still, I couldn’t make myself feel nervous. Continue Reading »