road trip day 25: food for thought

Today I went to lunch with my sister, where we ate yummy enchiladas and talked about raising our children, because everyone knows how much easier it is to visit and talk about important things when there is food involved.

This same theme carried over into the evening when some of our family's closest friends came over for dinner. I had not spent time with these great folks for 2 decades, and it was so good to catch up and basically to just enjoy their spirits. Such good influences on me.

Tomorrow it will be more food and more talking as I meet with a high school friend and then with a couple of college friends from back in the day.

People don't realize the imprint they leave. I have no idea if or when my own has been left. But I do know this - I like the reconnecting. I like the chance to rekindle. And I like reflecting on relationships that have mattered to me.

I am such a girl.

4 comments

Connie | July 20, 2011 at 7:33 AM

First of all, let me say I love the patriotic tree in the corner.
So true about people leaving imprints on our lives. You have left yours on mine, whether you know it or not.
Enjoy your time with high school friends. Rekindling is important and some times few and far between.

Kazzy | July 20, 2011 at 7:54 AM

There are carbon footprints, and then there are heavy-duty stomping kinds of footprints. Both the subtle and the intentional matter. XO to you, Miss C.

Bossy Betty | July 20, 2011 at 9:47 AM

You are so right that we never know what footprints we leave. I shall endeavor to make mine good ones. Love catching up with you on your road trip!

Heidi | August 15, 2011 at 5:49 PM

I love that you are such a girl!