Tuesday, July 15, 2008
In 1985, a nervous 17 year-old began moving her things into her brand new dorm room. Down the hall, her soon to be BFF was unpacking her things and getting settled into her new room. Even though the college was in her hometown, her parents wanted her to have the full college experience. That 17 year-old down the hall was sure glad they did.
Through the years they spent together the two co-eds went through many nights of laughter and heartaches over boys and many other things. They became such best friends that people always asked where the other was when one of them showed up alone. Because of this, they vowed not to tell each other which social club they were choosing, but to no avail they were destined to be together. As one walked into Biology sporting her new pledge pin, their professor must have thought they had lost their ever lovin' minds when they began screaming, jumping up and down in the middle of the class room having found they had pledged the same club. Great minds think alike, I guess. One of the seniors in the club upon her graduation even "willed" the girls the money to be surgically removed at the hip, but time and life took care of that.
Over 20 years later, living 3 hours apart, the two women are still BFF. They have shared in each other's joys and tears including two graduate degrees, the loss of friends, each other's marriages, the birth of four children and all that these things entail.
There is one more year until their 20 year college reunion. There will be many people they both know who will be there, but none so exciting as their BFF.