My best friend from college and I were inseparable. Her name is Pam and we were in the same classes, same clubs and organizations, we cheered together and all but finished each others sentences.
The strangest thing about us though was that we were complete and total opposites from head to toe. She's blonde with brown eyes, I'm brunette with blue. Her favorite color is black, mine is pink. She loves country music while I love any single type of music in the world...as long as it's not country.
Pam is very smart and analytical where I'm a dreamer. You would think that we couldn't or shouldn't get along, but for whatever reason, we did.
Her husband Chris wanted to surprise her for her birthday by bringing me home to see her. Pam and I haven't seen each other in years so I was excited when he called. He booked the flight, set the party for his family's lake home in Pennsylvania
...and I was off.
I landed in Pittsburgh (that's a whole different story for another day) and Chris's little sister Megan picked me up. That's where the time warp began. I knew Megan when she was a kid. Here she was grown and beautiful with two children of her own.
Megan took me to the lake and everything felt exactly the same. I had gone to this house for years as a teen and young 20's. There were endless amounts of laughter and memories made there. Chris's family owned the house and his parents Shari and Charlie continued to keep the house full of beauty and charm.
When I got out of the car, Pammy was standing in the driveway. It was as though time fell away and there she was. She looked exactly the same and we ran towards each other to hug and then cry.
Over the next two days I was lucky enough to take a glimpse into her life and the fabulous family and friends she was surrounded by.
It was so nice to take a step back in time and remember the love and friendship of truly good people. I miss them and hope that it won't be long until we see them again.
Thank you for your wonderful and generous hospitality Shari, Charlie and Megan and THANK YOU for getting me home Christopher Robert. Happy, Happy Birthday Best Friend Pammy Sue! Miss and Love You More than words!
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