Thursday, August 17, 2006

Its all Elementary Dear~

When asked to reveal the good and bad of my elementary years its not too hard to come up with. My favorite and worst times of elementary all centered around my best friend Kerrie. I will never forget the moment in 3rd grade when the principal Mr. Sheer brought Kerrie to my class, she was new. He looked at me and said, "Angela, This is Kerrie, you and she are going to be best friends forever." I remember what she was wearing and what she looked like so clearly. Mr. Sheer was right. We were insepretable all throughout our elementary years. We did everything together, dressed alike, switched boyfriends often and stayed over with one another all the time. In 8th grade I did stats for the highschool basketball team and was away one night at a game. I came home late and my Dad told me to be real quiet when I went to my room that Kerrie was in there asleep. I said what??? whyy??? He said that her Grandpa had tried to kill her and that her sisters boyfriend had brought her to our house for safety. I ran to my room and she just sat up and bed and cried and I held her all night. The next day she went with her father to get her stuff I guess. I was at school and my name was called over the loud speaker to go to my teachers desk... I was in English class, she told me to go to the outside door and she had a sad look on her face. I went to the outside door and there was Kerrie with her dad, she was there to tell me goodbye. She left that day and I remember looking out the window seeing her leave and crying and my English teacher comforting me. Kerrie moved about 6 hours away and came back for my 8th graduation... I didnt see her again until my senior graduation. Then we seperated until I was 23 or so, we happened to meet in the mall one day, each of us looking at the others children and commenting.. it was a pretty cool reunion. We then continued to be close and best friends until September of 2004. Thats my story, the good and the bad...

7 comments:

Jen said...

You gave me goosebumps Angi. Thank you for sharing your story with me.

xoxox
Jen

Sara said...

Oh wow Angi. That was an incredible story. It so sad to see something like that happen to a close friend like that, but it's good to see that you stayed friends after she moved away.

beckster said...

thanks for sharing that ang!!! you are lucky to have a friend like that, and she's lucky to have a friend like you!!

Valerie said...

awww that was such a happy/sad story.

harleyangel said...

I had a best friend with the same name once. That is an amazing story. The fact that you stayed in touch as long as you did is great.

doll~ said...

Yeah... too bad she was toxic and I had to cut her from my life.. Times were good back then... then I found reality! ;)

Florida Girl said...

awe Angi - such a terrible thing for a kid to go through. But it reminds me of one of my favorite sayings...Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened. Its too bad we can't see that truth while it is happening. Big Hugs Girl!!!