Friday, March 24, 2006

Saying Goodbye

I had lunch with my best friend today. We meet occasionally for coffee or for lunch - always hitting unique little places or interesting sounding restaurants.

Today we went to a little Mediterranean place. We had humus and Tabouli salad and gyros.
And then, he decided to tell me -- he's moving to Sacramento -- next month! Huh? "What do you mean - you're moving away?" I just sat there for a moment, trying to absorb what he said. His mother is elderly and needs him. (I can certainly understand that.) But it was still sad.

This guy is my baseball buddy. There has never been anything else. Just friendship. He loves my girls and we've known him for years and years. We always meet at the Oaks baseball home games and often travel to some of the away games together. We go out for icecream in the summer and hot chocolate in the winter.

Baseball starts in two weeks - it just won't be the same without him.
Michael is like family. I can't believe I'm losing him.

I'll miss you Michael!


  1. It's always difficult saying goodbye to a close friend when they move away. Hopefully, you can keep in touch with him often via the internet and telephone.

    btw- I stopped in by way of Joanne's blog. You have a nice site. :) I was touched by the tribute to your father on your web page.

  2. Esther--keep the memories close. I'll keep my fingers crossed that you two will keep in touch.

  3. Thank you, Jeff and Joanne. Good friends are precious. I feel that Michael will be one of those friends where neither time nor space will ever separate us.