It is part of modern day life, losing touch with friends – family life and work gets in the way.
One of my best friends got married in 2007 and due to her husbands work has been all over the world and she has finally settled over in Germany. We had struggled to see each other prior to that as I had moved away and we both worked full time, but we managed to see each other a handful of times each year but since then the contact had diminished to messages via facebook and we haven’t actually spoken in a good couple of years.
This week things changed, and we were in desperate need of some advice. Not everyday advice but advice from a professional, who is top of their game as things were happening with hubby’s job that were, quite frankly hooky and underhand. I cannot say more at this time.
I sent a message to my friend, with a brief synopsis of what had happened to see if she could help. We arranged a phone call for when hubby was here, so she could take down the history and give him advice.
As soon as I heard her voice on the phone, we reverted to type and chatted like we always used to. It was so lovely hearing her voice and learning about all her adventures abroad and I was quite reluctant to give up the telephone to hubby.
She worked her magic professionally wise too, giving hubby the reassurance he needs, constructing emails and coming up with a plan of action. The issue is by no means sorted, but we know what needs to be done and she is now on the end of the phone whenever we need her advice.
Once they had finished we resumed our chat and ending up gassing on the phone for over an hour, only finishing when our respective children demanded our putting them to bed services.
What I did discover is that she is back in Blighty next month, so we have arranged to meet up so we can catch up properly – I cannot believe we left it so long and can’t wait to see her and the family and pick up where we left off.