Dena and I have been friends since 1999. That was the year that we started working together. We did not work together two days, before we hit it off and realized how much we really had in common. We started hanging out outside of work and our husbands started hanging out with us. Then our husbands became friends and didn’t need us around for them to go play golf or go to a NASCAR race or concert together. We got pregnent around the same time with Kaiden and Ethan and now they are best buds.
Though I no longer work for the same company as her, we have stayed in contact. We drifted for a while, but have pretty much been inseperable for the last two years again. Where am I going with all this?
Yesterday, while Dena and I were at the pool, Dena’s neighbor came to lay out. This has been Dena’s neighbor for as long as I can remember. After she got situated in her chair, she looked at me and said, “Hi there, we have not been introduced, what’s your name?,” to which I replied, “Oh I am Misty, one of Dena’s best friends.” Dena’s neighbor replied, “Your her best friend, hmmmm, I have never heard her mention your name before.”
Hmmm, really? Cause I have heard you mentioned for years now, and I have never even been brought up? Not when you come over or when you and Dena go on your walks in the evenings? Try to picture the glare that shot across the pool into Dena’s direction. Dena said “What?” and I just said, “Umm who are you, I am not sure I have ever heard you mentioned before.”
Thanks Dena, for keeping me a significant part of your life for almost seven years now. I feel loved - you big asshole!