Last week I saw Chuck. It was the first time I've seen him in 14 years. He was my best friend for years and we lost touch when he moved to Denver.
Altho he knew he was gay he still married a woman and had three kids. They divorced and his ex-wife came down with cancer and died tragically. He has his three kids now and it's the first time I've seen them as young women. They're lovely, well adjusted young women!
We met in the mall food court which worked out well. It was SOOO good to see him. I didn't want to stop hugging him. :cry: Memories flowed, we talked about old times and what has been going on for almost a decade and a half. He's one of those who doesn't age..... still looks great.
Chuck is one of those people who make you feel good about yourself, never criticizes, ridicules, lectures or contradicts. Just a gem of a man!
He's been paired with a fellow who was just as terrific. They've been together for 10 years now and it was great to get to know him also. The time flew by too quickly. The girls went off and shopped while we sat and caught up and stopped by once in a while. The mall stores were glad they came in!
We went out to the parking lot and walked to our cars. we both promised we wouldn't lose touch with each other anymore. I plan to keep this promise. There are some people that come into your life that are worth hanging on to, and someone like Chuck is. Now I regret losing all those years because we live a thousand miles apart, but all that's changed. Don't throw away your gems.