Saturday, July 11, 2009

It's Been Awhile

It truly has been awhile since I saw his sweet face.  In planning our 10 year high school reunion, I was reminded of this.  Life has changed so much for me in the last 10 years (as you probably remember from the NOVEL length post I typed on this subject just the other day).  Time has both flown by and crept at a snails pace; isn't it odd how that happens?  I have been calling, texting, facebook-ing, and myspace-ing (I realize the grammatical problems with that, but let's not get sidetracked) people concerning the event.  One by one, I am crossing people off my list.  Yesterday, it happened.  I had to cross another classmate off my list, but not because I had located him.  Unfortunately and sadly, I know exactly where he lies.  

It truly has been awhile since I saw his sweet face.  He was my dear friend.  He could always be counted on for a hug and a grin.  He was a good listener.  He cheered me on at basketball games and drove me around the track when I was Homecoming Queen.  Yesterday, as I crossed his name off our list, I got a little emotional.  He won't be there at our ten year reunion.  He will never marry or have a family of his own.  His life is over, but his memory lives on in my heart.  Tonight, I was sifting through old pictures and I found a few of the two of us.  In each picture, he was smiling from ear to ear (which was the norm for him).  I will always treasure the memories of our friendship.

In loving memory of Gregory Dean Thompson...



Jan said...

Sorry to hear about your friend.

LeAnn said...

I miss him so much too Jess but you know I didn' quite think about his prety smiling face not being at the reunion and that he is supposed to be there....In fact what are we planning to do for our classmates that will not be there with us such as Greg......Any ideas? I will help!

Anonymous said...

Amen Jess! I miss him dearly-Greg was such a special and precious person, and the best friend a girl could have. It stinks more than anything not having him around.
I will also help do something for the reunion..just let me know.
Love, Cynthia