Thursday, August 18, 2016

Grade School Friend

I met my friend, Mireya, for coffee yesterday.


I've known Mireya since our grade school days, and we've been friends ever since.  We kind of went our separate ways in high school and met new friends along the way, but we've always remained friends.  Here we are in eighth grade.


She was the first one to introduce me to the fascinating world of jewelry.



When we were young girls, she used to go to the local bead shop and buy all kinds of beads and jewels and make her own bracelets, necklaces, etc.


She is taking care of her mom and dad right now, which I admire so much.  Her dad is very ill, and this has been a difficult time for her.  She's a pretty knowledgeable business woman.  She ran her parent's business for years and is sharp with finances.

I have been meeting up with her frequently so we can have some girl time  while she's taking care of her parents.   I enjoy it so much; she always has funny and interesting stories to tell.  She's a good friend, and she has been on my mind lately.


~Sheri

28 comments:

Susie said...

Sheri, I wonder if you have any idea how much your friendship means to Mireya....especially now when she needs a true understanding friend. You are a gift... friendship is a gift we give ourselves too. A good strong girl-friendship is so important in our lives. Thank you for being there for Mireya. Blessings to you both, love, xoxo, Susie

janice15 said...

I didn't have anyone to turn to Sheri when I was caring for mama, it was so so difficult. There was no me time at all. Its wonderful that you can be there for her. Taking vare of ill parents is no job and hard work. Blessings to you both.. Sending love Janice

Regine Karpel said...

Love

Jody and Stan said...

Friends Forever ♥ Hugs, Jody

LoveT. said...

Wonderful Post Sheri <3

lovely Greetings

Terra Hangen said...

This is a sweet and enduring friendship.

Dewena said...

Truly rare, and so to be treasured even more.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

I know your friend must really enjoy her breaks with you, Sheri. Taking care of a loved one is a hard and emotional job. You two were such cuties. I'm so glad you have a long time friend. That's priceless! ♥

TARYTERRE said...

Having such a close friend makes all the difference. Taking care of parents is never easy.

Karen said...

It's great to have a long-time friend who knows your heart. I'm sure the girl time means a lot to you both.

Debby Ray said...

There is nothing like having a friend that you share so much history with. I am still connected with a couple of my friends from when I was a girl. I love it that you made jewelry together. I am sure you are a true blessing to Mireya as well! Sweet post!

Nuria Travelera said...

Such a nice post dedicated to your friend ❤️
It's lovely to hear that you been friends since childhood :)
Have a great weekend sweetie
xxx
www.travelera.es

Optimistic Existentialist said...

How wonderful to reunite with an old friend!! And coffee makes it even better :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Those old friends from our youth....they are special. I had the pleasure about 3 years ago now, to have one of my best friends from high school find me, contact me and then come to Minnesota to stay with me. It was surreal, we shed tears, we were grateful to see each other after 38 years. Then this year, a childhood friend found me via Instagram. I had been wondering about here for at least 40 years. Technology has made so much of this possible.

Dearest Sheri, how are you?

Angélica D said...

Hi dear friend ,, espero que tengas un bendecido fin de semana
Cariños

roughterrain crane said...

A cup of coffee with smiles has brought you two a happy time. Starbucks is proud of you.

It's me said...

Good friendship is what you need in life.....love Ria x ❤️❤️❤️

Holly said...

Yes Sheri you should definitely have an Etsy with photography. Sorry it took me awhile to visit, you know how it is with little people and school days. What lovely jewerly pieces. I'm glad you can visit with your friend, all my real good ones from back in the day are in different states. Have a great weekend. Side note, there were not any naked surfers in Bolinas, it was someones sticker sign humor :)

Susie Swanson said...

It's so good to have such a close friend and I'm sure she really needs a good friend right now to share things with. I love all of the jewelry and I'm a jewelry lover of any type. Have a nice weekend. xo

Lowcarb team member said...

It is lovely and very special that you are still in close contact with Mireya, I am sure she is so pleased to spend time with you. Help, support, friendship is so important.

Sending good wishes for the coming weekend

All the best Jan

Sherry said...

i'm sure you're as much a gift to your friend as she is to you. true friendship should be celebrated. :)

Attic Clutter said...

good times Sheri..
love my life long friends
too.
hugs,patty

Imogen said...

This is so beautiful to hear, especially that you've been friends for so long. I love the story of you making jewellery together as children.

White Lace and Promises said...

So precious. I know it was good for you both and I'm sure it helped her to get away a little from the responsibilities of being a caretaker. Believe me I know. I have a forever friend from high school. What a blessing.

Carla from The River said...

Hi Sheri,
I can tell you are a very good friend. I admire how you are so close to your family and friends.
Sending prayers,
Carla

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Treasured and timeless friends are always the best!
I just imagine that you two have supported one another through the good and sad times in life for always. You understand one another like no one else can.
I love that you have one another, you are a precious friend to many of us dear Sheri.
With love,
Jemma

Beatrice Euphemie said...

This is wonderful, Sheri - I'm sure she is finding your continuing support and friendship just what she needs right now! A sweet memory of girlhood talents and inspiration - love the dear photos! Hugs xo Karen

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

There are few things as satisfying as being with an old friend, one who 'gets' you and knew you when. It's truly one of life's blessings. I'm so glad for both of you that you have each other.


xxx