I've been having some warm fuzzy feelings lately (perhaps some extra hormones running around? maybe?) about my alma mater and my fellow college alumni. It's been almost 10 years (!!!) since I graduated, and we've remainded very close with a few friends, which is a huge blessing in our lives. We use any extra penny to save up and visit them in other states. However, there were many other friends--and some aquaintances--outside of this closeknit circle that I really enjoyed, but didn't keep in contact with very well. In the last several months, the blog world and Facebook have opened doors to reconnect to some wonderful people.
One especially fun aspect of this is finding out how many of my former dorm-mates are enduring the trials and joys of motherhood at the same time as me. You have no idea what a guilty relief it was today to read Shoobs and Sarah bemoaning the post-baby body and it's the havoc it wreaks on one's self-esteem, because they are both dealing with infants as well. Some of the girls were a little older than me, like Lisa and Edie, and were established students when I started school. (Lisa was my first RA!) I looked up to them and it is so cool that we are now friends. Jen W. was one of my first friends at college--she met me during orientation and convinced me to join the fledgling volleyball team and stuck by me through a rough year, even though our coach was Viola Swamp and I was not near as good as the rest of the team. I don't have time to mention all of them...just go check out their pages!
On my list of links, the following are college buds: Angie, CT, Dionne, Dr. Don (actually a prof, director of Ekklesia and kind of dad-away-from-home), Edie, Jen W, JJ, Johnsons, Julie, Kristi, Lisa P, Lyons, Ms. Di, Stephie Shoobs and Townes. Also, for all of you who know them, we had Christi and Seth over for dinner last night, b/c we were thrilled to find out they live about 20 minutes from us! (I wish I had taken a picture, because they both look fantastic and have 2 cute kids.) It's so fun to reconnect with people that we liked, but just never spent a lot of time with during school. So, someone tell Rheada, Kellianne, Wendy and Carolina to get with the program and start blogging! Fellow alumns, are there any blogs I'm missing?