Many years ago when I was a little girl, I met a girl named Seasun. She had the prettiest blond hair but the strangest name. At least this is what I thought at age 7. We immediately became friends, practically inseparable for the next 3 in a half years. Looking back now, they were the the best years of my life. They were the years of being silly, playing games, and going to the corner store with a quarter and getting 25 pieces of candy. Then the horrible day came when she abruptly left my life. Her parents were separating, and she was leaving. Just like that she was gone. I thought I would never see her again and always wondered what happened to her through the years.

Now fast forward 25 years!!! Hello FACEBOOK! My girlfriend told me about this Facebook thing and I couldn’t be bothered, imagine that  so I procrastinated a whole six months until I finally bit the bullet and joined. I was amazed at all the people I found and reconnected with. So of course I began “the search” to find Seasun. It took me two weeks and suddenly through a mutual friend, she appeared. I couldn’t believe my eyes…tears just rolled down my face. There she was, my long lost childhood friend that I have never forgotten about. I sent her a private message and after I hit send, I panicked! What if she had forgotten about me, what if she didn’t care as much as I did about us finding each other, what if she didn’t remember me? Within minutes, she responded back and it was like all my memories instantly came back. Then, a month later, I went to her house for dinner. I remember the drive to her house perfectly, because I was so nervous. However, as soon as she opened the door, all that nervousness disappeared, and I felt like we were 7 years old again. It was as if no time had passed and we reconnected immediately. That was 3 in a half years ago. After 25 years, she still knows me inside and out, probably better than anyone.

We made a promise that no matter, what we would get together twice a month, and for the most part we have. We were very fortunate to find each other and I can’t believe I didn’t have her in my life for 25 years. We may have missed growing up together, but sometimes we are lucky enough to have a friendship, a true friendship that can defy the test of time and pick up right where it left off no matter how much time  has passed.