I Cherish…#4: My Best Friend

Pam and me on the rollercoaster, 1965.

I cherish… my best friend, Pam. We met on the first day of school in 7th grade, in band class. We both played the flute, were seated next to each other, and discovered we were both wearing essentially the same outfit. After a moment of hysterical laughter (forgive us, Mr. Bird!), we proceeded to become best friends. For a lifetime!

Pam sitting on my parents’ memorial bench. She visited it when we were unable to travel to visit it ourselves during quarantine 2020.

There have been times when we’ve been out of touch for awhile, but the minute we get back in communication, the friendship picks up right where it left off.  Since the COVID-19 quarantine started in 2020, we’ve been visiting each other by Zoom. It’s been delightful to ignore the miles between us and the pandemic that keeps friends and families separated, and just visit and laugh on Saturday mornings.

We cherish our shared memories of family members now gone. We cherish our memories of our teenage years and the “capers” and adventures we shared. We cherish the unconditional love and support we have given each other through all the ages and stages. I can’t wait until we can travel once again so that I can visit my buddy, Pam, and give her a great big hug.

Best friends.

 

The word I chose to guide me through the year 2021 is CHERISH. I am keeping this word ever present in my mind, every day, and I thought I’d start sharing with you some of the people and daily kinds of things I am cherishing right now.

7 thoughts on “I Cherish…#4: My Best Friend

  1. Marlo Quick

    What a treasure your friendship with Pam is! The friendships that began before we were fully grown are precious. Those friends knew us before barriers and adult responsibilities and our connections seem to go right to our core. Cherish is just the right word!

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    1. Robin Post author

      So true, Marlo! I love your description, “Those friends knew us before barriers and adult responsibilities and our connections seem to go right to our core”! You’ve said it perfectly!

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    1. Robin Post author

      Ti, I’m trying to be more conscious on a daily basis of the special people and things in my life, and cherish them all. This last year has really made me appreciate “the little things”…which are, of course, the big things! And Pam is to be cherished, for sure. I am so fortunate to still be in contact with some of my friends from long ago. The internet has facilitated that for me.

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  2. iliana

    This is so sweet! I think sometimes we forget to tell our friends how much they mean to us and this is a great reminder to go do that. Hope you are able to see your dear friend soon!

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