Saturday, April 29th, 2006 at 10:15 am by EbonyMom
We had a lovely visit today with my best friend. She brought her two kiddos into town for a Doctor’s appointment and was swung by to hang out with us for a few hours. Its so hard for us to seperate because EBoy and her son miss each other tremendously. I’m hoping that the transition to Texas will not be too hard on EBoy with missing his friends. It’s already been hard enough living 1.5 hours apart but I guess at least it won’t be quite so traumatic when we leave since we have been apart for months now.
My Mom called me the other day to tell me that the girl who is pretty much the first friend I ever remember having has now been diagnosed with MS. Our Dads had both been in the Army together and we went to visit her family when we left Germany and arrived in Texas(I was 4 years old at the time). She and I had sleepovers together and always got along well. I was teased about my skin colour by both white and black kids in my kindergarden class, but hanging out with her was different since she was the only black girl I knew that had even less melonin than myself(I always wanted to be darker because I hated standing out, but around her that was not an issue). The paths we chose in life was very different and just a few decisions seperate how our lives turned out. She was always a smart girl, but after being an honor student in elementary she wound up not caring about grades. Her parents divorced which I know it was really difficult for her, and her grades plummeted soon after. She took off soon after highschool with a military guy, wound up with a couple of daughters and had returned home to raise her girls and work as a waitress.
I can’t judge her life and say its bad and certainly don’t think its worse than my own, but I often wonder what would have happened for Keisha if she’d stayed on path she started on instead of veering into another direction altogether. When we move I definitely plan to go and visit her, its been so many years since I last saw her. The form of MS she’s been diagnosed with has left her pretty weak so she’s in and out the hospital quite a bit now. I can’t imagine having to fight such a disease on my own with 2 young children but I’m praying for her health and strength to return.
This has been a very meandering post but overall I suppose no matter what paths my friends have chosen they were obviously the right ones for them. Otherwise I wouldn’t have been blessed to spend the time with them and create the lifetime friendships I treasure and hold so dear.