i really enjoyed seeing my friend Jess today! we only got to spend 4 hours together, but 4 hours is way better than none. she and her husband were in the state for a conference and because we hadn't seen one another in 3 years, there was no way we could be so close and not get together somehow! Jess was probably my best friend in college. she and i met and a friendship sparked almost immediately. it quickly became the kind of friendship where people would be shocked if we weren't seen together (a very rare occurrence). needless to say, we lost touch over the years and us living in totally different parts of the country didn't help, as we are both terrible with keeping in touch with people in general. today, seeing her, it didn't seem like a day had gone by since our days in the dorms. i feel so blessed to have a friend like her and hope that i can do a better job as a friend in the years to come.