Reminding us of who we still are

Had a fabulous reunion with my old boyfriend, Bryan Smith. whom I have not seen since I walked out the door the night before I left for my first epic long distance trail on the Appalachian Trail thirty-eight  years ago. My mom made her famous pork and sauerkraut good luck dinner and Bryan was there to cheer me on. Bryan moved on after that and so did I, down other trails, but after finding me on the internet, we had a wonderful lunch and hike to North Look Out today. Bryan would laugh or say things that I remember him doing thirty-eight years ago and it brought me right back to my youth. Why is connecting to these old friends so important? Because they remind us of who we were and WHO WE STILL ARE despite the passing decades and aging process- our spirits our hearts are still the same, and it gives us the opportunity to honor the people who helped mold us into who we have become, by their influence, their love, their support. Everyone we have met, most especially those impacting us deeply (like an old friend or a boyfriend) makes considerable impact on our lives. I thank you Bryan, for being a part of my life thirty-eight years ago, for loving me and for returning. What a gift. (Bryan is not a midget- He’s sitting- I’m standing. he’s really quite tall!! ha ha)img_9849

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6 thoughts on “Reminding us of who we still are Leave a comment

  1. Great piece, Cindy; you hit the nail on the head about old friends!

    (like us!)

    See you on the 21st of October.

    On Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 3:21 PM, cindyrosstraveler wrote:

    > cindyrosstraveler posted: “Had a fabulous reunion with my old > boyfriend, Bryan Smith. whom I have not seen since I walked out the door > the night before I left for my first epic long distance trail on the > Appalachian Trail thirty five years ago. My mom made her famous pork and > sauer” >

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