I went out to dinner tonight with my friend Brian's sister, L (I won't use her first name here since she actually has the link to this blog and I haven't asked permission to use her name yet). It was amazing...and it was the best dinner out I've had in a long time. We talked about Brian, and her daughter and my kids...and we vented about our crazy mothers..lol..yup, she's got one too.
It felt good to talk and to laugh and to listen...and to realize that sometimes out of tragedy, good things can happen. I've found a new friend.
We were just talking about that on FBook..how odd it is that we have so much in common. I remember L from our school bus riding days...but we never spoke back then. I only knew her as Brian's little sister, not as a "real person", and she knew me as the quiet girl on the bus. Now though, she's real, and I'm not as quiet and we're becoming friends. Truthfully, I'm not great at picking friends...usually I pick wrong and am hurt in the end, but I can honestly say, I think this time, my "Friend Picker" finally fixed the glitches and I'm on the right track.