This was many weeks ago, I’m sad to say. Although as luck would have it, I’ll be seeing her again (this time in Indiana) – tomorrow! :)
It was her first visit to Pasadena, and the first time I’d been able to spend a good amount of time with her in (too many) years. We grew up minutes apart and spent much of our childhood carving out imaginary worlds – indoors and out – since she graciously indulged my active imagination. ;) As we grew older, conversations and time together became a little more serious – more about life and faith and future hopes. These conversations sometimes happened on country roads lying under the stars, and sometimes happened over weekly lunch dates in college. She was family, yes, but she’s always been a good friend. For as long as I can remember.
Thanks for making the trip, Jenna! Now if only we could reinstate those lunch dates… ;)