Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Birthday wishes for a childhood friend

Today is my friend Karen's birthday ... and for a few moments I drift back in time to two young girls growing up in Bon Air outside Richmond, Virginia ... best friends sharing hopes and thoughts and dreams for the future.

Karen reached out a hand of friendship when I was the new kid on the block, and we grew up through elementary, middle, and high school together, decorating each other's school lockers on our birthdays, taking guitar lessons together, singing in our church youth group productions, rock-hopping on the James River, and spending Sunday afternoons with friends at Maymont Park and driving along Riverside Drive and Cherokee Road.

We've married and raised children and have stayed in touch all these years. She works at Medical College of Virginia in downtown Richmond so I want to wish a Happy Birthday, Karen!

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