This past weekend was one for the books. It was my alma mater’s homecoming, NC State, and I actually participated this year. Well somewhat lol The gospel choir that I sang in while in school, New Horizons Choir, held its 40th Anniversary, and while I did not participate in the actual reunion; I did get the chance to attend the concert and see some old yet familiar faces. This reunion was nice, but wasn’t the reunion that really mattered the most this weekend. I was able to link back up with my college crew after 11 long years of seeing one another.
The Hex is what we called ourselves in school. Why you ask? Because there was 6 of us! LOL! Clever right? lol Well it was to a group of 18 year olds lol. We shared some of the best times in college, and also some of the worst. Although we rolled tight in those first couple of years, near the end the group disbanded and eventually faded away completely. Why? Most of us couldn’t even remember the reason(s) but yet and still were happy to see one another once again. Once all together, well almost together as we were missing one member, we reconnected as if we had never lost a beat! We laughed, we talked, we cried and reminisced over all the foolishness we partook in during those great college years. It was a night that we didn’t want to end. We were back like we never left, our true friendship rekindled.
What is my point today? The point is to get you thinking about that sister or friend that you need to call and have a conversation with. It might just be time for that relationship to be reunited. As women we are so quick to write someone off over something petty when it can easily be resolved. Yeah I know what you are thinking, some of those relationships are good where they are, but what if they aren’t? What if we are harboring feelings that really have no meaning and could potentially be hindering a solid friendship. My friends and I sat at the table Saturday night and each gave our take on what happened. Half of us didn’t even remember and could only put minute pieces to the puzzle. After trying to piece it together we all realized that our friendships should have never ended. We saw how we missed vital pieces to one another’s lives all from a simple misunderstanding or interpretation. We then understood after 11 years what each other meant to another. We saw the need of the reunion and vowed that night to not allow another 11 years to pass before we saw one another again. And to make that moment even more significant, we sealed it in a group prayer.
I hope this has you thinking. Life is too short. The Hex was there for me during some tough times and I am forever grateful to them for that. We have some lost time to get caught up on and I can’t wait to rebuild our relationships but this time with spouses and children. 🙂 The Hex is back like we never left and now its your turn to do the same. Don’t hesitate and don’t waste another minute. Pick up the phone, send a FB message, shoot her a DM on Instagram, whatever it takes. Move past your feelings or perception of what happened and allow the Lord to use you to put that relationship back on course. We all need our girlfriends, those from the past and the present.
As iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens [and influences] another [through discussion]. – Proverbs 27:17 AMP
Peace and Blessings,