Wednesday, February 5, 2014

How to keep in touch with long-lost friend

It was December of 2013 when I am about to send my holiday cards to my family and friends. I always think of my friend of mine. I wonder how she and her family is doing. I wonder where she lives after the Hurricane Katrina. The last time I saw her and her family was 2005. We visited her in Louisiana, New Orleans. We flew with my son who was two years old that time. We spent a week in their house. Unfortunately, we had misunderstanding. It might be my problem or her. I never stop thinking about her and her family. We used to be friend back in my home town in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.

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I search the YELLOW PAGE and type her name. There are many names and addresses. I found one name that has the same name of her husband. I wrote that address. I mailed her a holiday card. I also ask forgiveness about what happened last time. I am skeptical while writing the card. I pray to God that I hope that my card will not get back to me.

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The holiday card did not return to me after Christmas which gives me a positive feeling. One day I got a card from her. I was very happy. You have no idea. She also includes her phone number in the card. I really like the card. It is beautiful and her daughter M decorated with stickers who was a baby the last time I saw her and now she is ten years old.

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I called her and am so happy. I found out that she has a four-month old baby girl. She now has three kids. We talked for a while. I am glad that we forgive and move on with our friendship. I am so happy. I hope to see pictures of her family in Facebook.

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How about you? Do you have a long-lost friend that you think? Do you wonder if you want to continue your friendship?

15 comments:

Fernando Lachica said...

What a wonderful world indeed! A long lost friend, now, I'm sure that both of you will get in touch with each other.

Joy said...

i found my long lost friend in Facebook hehe, so many things had happened that after graduating from college we never had the chance to communicate, thanks to FB.

Daphne Benosa said...

This is such a sweet post, made me tear up a bit. I'm glad you and your friend patched things up. True friends will stay friends no matter what. I salute you for reaching out, not a lot of people can be as humble as you. :)

betchai said...

this is very inspiring Jess, I am so glad for you two were able to reconnect and hopefully, your friendship grows stronger again

Chubskulit Rose said...

That's wonderful MommyJess, that's a great feeling to get reconnected to your friends again.

nova hedges said...

very touching mommy jess, that is one great thing to keep in touch with a long lost friend.

jo-anne said...

Nice! For me, I just use facebook to connect with my hs friends. teehee. Convenient and fast

Juliana said...

I admire your humility, Sis. Many friendships have been broken for good because of pride. You're such an inspiration!

Mai said...

I'm so happy for you, Mommy Jess. It's really hard to find a true friend, and I think you are one. To ask forgiveness is something not easy to do nowadays, but you did it and you got your friend back. If people would just reach out more... Like what Ms. Betchai said, your story is very inspiring. :)

Lainy said...

This is such a happy story of friendship almost begone but rekindled one more time. Cheers to your friendship, Mommy Jess!

kulasa said...

oh gee, the card is so beautifully made! :) and yep I have a friend who is still lost....I used to be so close to her in college...we lost communication years after..I can not find her on facebook or any social media site :( I have plans to visit their home but it is quite far and I have never been there...wish me luck finding her...glad you found your friend :)

Dhemz said...

awwwww...that's so sweet and nice of you mamijess to reach out to her...glad to know that you guys have moved on and continue your friendship.

che said...

Sometimes we just have to make a move so eventually make everything straight. Now you'll have a peace of mind. :)

lencilicious said...

That's very sweet of you Jess to find for your long lost friend. I do have some friends that I would love to have constant communication. And it happened perfectly because of Facbeook.

Marie Imperial said...

Facebook is a great help to reconnect with our friends! I also do snail mails!