There is something special about college roommates. I feel like it’s not an exaggeration to say we kind of saw each other become our true selves.

I feel so very fortunate that I have three such friends, and that those bonds were ever forged.  Our conversations always pick up where we left off.  They are never awkward, and we never, ever run out of things to share.

We live in different states now, and we don’t see each other as much as we would like.  It requires travel, juggling schedules, making sure family is covered and assuring work is done.

In short, seeing each other requires making time.

But suddenly, remarkably, we have the gift of time.

One of these special women reached out to me yesterday, wondering if we might have a chance to catch up today.  My text back was pretty typical of anyone these days: “Yep, call whenever you want tomorrow.  I’m home! :)”

This afternoon, we have spent hours–hours!–talking and catching up.  It was just about as good as being there in person.                                                                          

Matter of fact, I’m going to make it a point to reach out to those other two college roommates for a similar call.  I’m betting they, too, have some extra time at the moment… and I think they will agree that it is a silver lining for them, too!