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Saturday, April 19, 2014

2,303

2,303 miles.  That's how far I live from my best friend.

I remember how hard it was to leave family and friends when I left Washington to go to college in Illinois.  When I left Illinois to come back to Washington, I didn't really think how hard it would be to live so far away from the girls that became my family.

Knowing I was going to have a two hour layover in Detroit on my way home from Canada on Friday, I asked Tiff how far she lived from the airport and if it would be at all in the realm of feasible/worth it for her to drive there for a quick visit.  I knew it wasn't super far, but with a busy baby on her hands - I wasn't sure if it was close enough to make an hour visit worth the trip.

Because she's the greatest ever - she didn't even hesitate and responded with something that included, "hell yes," and "OMGGGGGGG!"  I shared her excitement.  The number of extra G's being totally necessary.

I tried not to get my hopes too high, knowing that there was a chance of my flight from Ottawa being delayed and potentially affecting my layover time.  Thankfully, it wasn't an issue and my flight landed almost 30 minutes early.

We met (her mom and Huck in tow), ordered delicious frozen lattes from The Coffee Bean, and began an hour long chit chat that I think both of us needed more than we could have ever realized.  We were hoping there was a Panera at the airport, but that would have been too perfect.




Our visit flew by (as I knew it would), and I was watching the clock so I could go back through security and get to my gate, but we made the most of the time we had.

This little meet up made my day, my week, and my month.  I got hugs, laughs, and kisses on those chubby Huck cheeks.

It's hard to be this far away from Tiff and my other college girlfriends, especially now that we're all starting families.  Getting to see them, even for super small bits of time, fills my heart tank so it can continue until the next visit.

A family trip to visit them in Michigan was already buzzing in my head, but now I really (really, really, really) can't wait for some things around here to get straightened out so we can set some dates.

I already can't wait.

Take Luck,
LP

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