Scrapdango has a blog challenge to blog about who is the one person we wish we had stayed in contact with through the years. I knew exactly who this is for me as soon as I read this challenge. I made a friend when I was in college. Her name was Balinda. She was the most real and genuine person I think I have ever met. She was a great support for me while I was in college and we continued to stay in touch for several years after college but after having a disagreement about whether my X (notice that I say X because she was definitely RIGHT!) was right for me or not, we lost touch with each other and it wasn't until many years, maybe 8 years later that I tried to track her down. I did find her but when we talked briefly on the phone, it wasn't the same. So much had happened in both our lives during those years. She had finished her education and had become an eye doctor. She got married and had a brand new baby when we spoke. I spent 10 years in a miserable relationship with that same X and had a child with special needs. We just didn't have that connection and spark in our conversation that we had years before. I am sure that had I not been so stubborn and had listened to her years earlier that we would have stayed in contact over the years and would have been able to maintain our connection to each other. I often think about her and wish I hadn't lost her friendship but I do cherish the years that we were a support and friend to each other.