The Tern Returns

So 14789204738 years ago I met Msheed at our old job.  I love that we both collectively have new and awesome jobs.  Which is beside the point.

One summer, at said old job, we got a summer intern that worked for my department.  Which meant she worked for everyone, because that’s just how we rolled at said old job.  I borrowed the phrase ‘Tudey ‘Tern from my good friend Anna {who managed interns at HER said old job} and when our summer ‘Tern ended up not being so ‘Tudey and just down right awesome, we shortened her nickname {and when I love you you get one forever} to the Tern.  And it stuck.

The Tern went on to work for our said old place of employment in BEUNOS FREAKING AIRES and after a brief stint {read 2.5 years} in Latin America handing out besos and felice all over Latin America the Tern has in fact returned to NOVA, and Msheeds and I were on hand, at Don Pablos no less, to welcome her with open arms.

It was really super awesome to catch the Tern up on our lives that she missed {and lived via facebook and this here blog} and I just loved how the three of us fell into step again; old friends giggling over queso and chips and soda and tacos — just like so many years before.

It struck me when I got home that there were a lot of miles between the Tern and us, and a lot of time.  But it was like she’d never been away and nothing had changed, when nothing had in fact stayed the same.  I wondered how many of you reading this now will see a post like this one two maybe ten years down the road, when we meet up over ice cream or queso or diet cokes and reminisce about the times I didn’t live with my husband, when we were figuring out life and obnoxiously writing about it on the internet, never missing a beat.  Miles will separate a lot of you from me, from us, in 11 short months, but the Tern is a proof of concept.  You can be far from my grasp, but never from heart.

Barf.  Sorry.

How are you at long distance friendships?  Anyone you adore come home recently?

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One thought on “The Tern Returns

  1. you can totally barf out more blogs that involve me – the Tern- and great friendships. you hit my heart there L, in a good way 🙂 ha!

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