There are some people in this world that do not like surprises. I think they are crazy and missing out on a lot of fun. I love surprises!
I think I have mentioned this before, but I met my best friend and college roommate the first day of classes my freshman year at Auburn...Mr. Blaufarb's history class. We sat by each other...just a coincidence? I don't think so. Definitely the divine plan of the Lord. We've been BFF's ever since. Our friendship is a blessing from the Lord and very special...how many girls do you know that can live together, have the same major with ALL the same classes, go to the same church and have the same circle of friends and still get along with each other? I don't ever remember arguing or being mad at each other. Of course there were times that we were in bad moods, but we just left each other alone. We understood each other. I have countless memories with Allison that I will have to share at another time. Yesterday, I got one of the best surprises of my life. I was at work, it was almost time for my lunch break. I got a call in my classroom from the front office saying there was a lady coming to the door of my building and I needed to go let her in. You have to punch in a code to get in, so this isn't a weird situation at all. So, I go to the front door and wait for this so called lady to show up. As I push down on the handle, I nonchalantly think to myself, that looks like Allison. Like in a yeah whatever, she looks like Allison, so what, kind of way. Then I think she has Chick-fil-a in her hands, someone is getting a good lunch. Then, I realize that it IS Allison and I absolutely freak out, scream jump up and down and get a little teary eyed all at the same time! Then, I ask a really dumb question, "What are you doing here?" It was obvious what she was doing, I have just NEVER been so surprised in my life! She was the last person I expected to be walking through that door. She lives 4 hours away in Marietta. It's her spring break and she decided to spend part of it with me :) We ate lunch together then she hung out with me in my classroom until I got off work. She spent night and headed back home this morning. It was short, but very sweet and so wonderfully unexpected. I can't explain to you how blessed I am to have her as a friend. Since day one, she has been a faithful and commited friend and I hope I have been the same to her. I treasure our friendship and although it has changed since we graduated, it has only gotten stronger and closer. We talk 2-3 times a week for at least an hour. There was no mistake in us becoming friends. The memories I have of those 3 years that we lived together will always be cherished. And it's just the beginning. We have many years ahead of us and plenty more memories to make. I love you to the moon and back, Allison!
I also have to say thanks to my wonderful husband for arranging all of this and keeping it a secret!