There are a ot of people that I miss. I miss friends from when I was litle. I miss people I saw yesterday because I'm weird like that. Most of all, I miss my LDC friends--I know I'll see them again in a few months, but not all of them are coming back. The third years and the people who are just moving on to bigger and better things are the people who I really miss from LDC.
I miss my friend Zach, and the way it used to be. Each of us have taken directions in our lives that are good for us individually. Together, we don't work so well anymore. It's sad that it happens that way. I'm so glad that he came into my life when he did. He changed me and helped me learn things I wouldn't have been able to learn any other way. I miss you, buddy!
Another friend I miss. I see him randomly several times a year. It hurts every time, because our friendship just ended. He just left. It was hard, and it's still hard.
More people I miss are the Raddatz family. They left on vacation today and will be gone for the next two weeks. Yes, I know. Two weeks is not a long time. However, when you feel like you're the big sister of the five youngest children, it's akin to being left behind. I feel better that I know that the kids will miss me, too. They're going to have so much fun; the youngest ones have never been to Disneyland before, and they get to go after a big family reunion. I'm so excited for them!!
Missing people has different feelings. There are different types of missing, I think. There are the people who you remember with fondness and eagerness to see them again. There are the people who you remember with a smile and a silent wish for what used to be. There are the people who you remember with tears and an unvoiced question as to why they're gone.
Someday we'll know. For now, I'll just send it out right now: I miss you.