Finding Long Lost Friends…

If you’re like me, as you get older you wonder more and more about your friends from the past. Are they happy, do they have big families, where do they live, what do they do, are they still alive and this one is huge: Do they even remember you?

Recently while checking my Facebook account, I received two friend requests. I was both shocked and very excited to see them as they were very good friends of mine from 11th & 12th grade. What were the odds that these two found me on a day that I totally needed a mood lift?

Needless to say, I didn’t get much done that day because I was too excited trading messages with them and rekindling friendships that I know will last the rest of our lifetimes.
See friends are super important to me because unlike some people who grew up in one house and had the same friends their entire lives (Like my daughter), I went to thirteen schools before I graduated high school, and I wasn’t even a military kid. (I’ll just note that to date, I have had 23 addresses in my life and have lived in my current one for 15 years) I have friends spread all over the US, but lost contact with most of them with each move to the next place. Now, with the help of technology, I’m finally connecting with many of these friends. I’ve found people as far back as the seventh grade when I lived in Sarasota Florida (My favorite place out of all my addresses).
I think it’s super exciting to connect with these people and find out about their lives, laugh about the things we got into, and share the trials and tribulations of our adult lives. Some were shocked to find out I was a police officer (see they knew what I did as a teen). Others are pleasantly surprised to find I was a writer, although a recently found friend asked me, “When did you start this? You hated reading and writing back in school.”
There are still a handful of people I would love to touch base with, if only to say, hello, I’ve thought of you over the years and I hope you are happy. I won’t give up in finding them and hope that maybe someday I’ll get the chance to say hello to them.
I have a story about finding a first love years later, it’s called Tempt Me Too. I hope you check it out! Or you can download a copy to listen from Audible Audio  
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About Stacy Eaton

Stacy Eaton is a USA Today Best Selling author and began her writing career in October of 2010. Stacy took an early retirement from law enforcement after over fifteen years of service in 2016, with her last three years in investigations and crime scene investigation to write full time. Stacy is very involved in Domestic Violence Awareness and served on the Board of Directors for her local Domestic Violence Center for three years.

8 Replies to “Finding Long Lost Friends…”

  1. I’m one of those who still have friends from third grade. We moved around dome, but remained within our hometown’s limits.
    Glad you had this chance to reconnect with old friends, Stacy <3

  2. I still live within a 30 mile radios of where I grew up, but your post reminded me of some long lost cousins on both my parents sides, that i should try to connect with – some I haven’t seen in 15 years or more, some longer. Thanks for the precious reminder and best wishes with your bool – love the cover!

  3. Such a cool and fun post! Reconnecting with old friends is always special–and after so many years, it’s even more awesome. 🙂

    TEMPT ME TOO sounds fantastic. <3 I love second chance romances. 🙂

  4. Although I moved a lot as a married woman, I kept many friends from high school and saw them here or there over the years. With one of my best friends who lived in Paris, it was even better. We exchanged kids for a school year. My daughter spent six months at her house learning French and becoming close friend with my friend’s daughter while my friend’s son spent a schoolyear with us in Ohio. And last summer, my daughter took her own daughters to meet the French grandsons’ of my friend. Three generations of friendship across the ocean.

  5. Great that you connected w/ those old friends. I want to find someone I knew when we were first married, but I don’t seem to be able to find her. She got divorced, and I’m not even sure what name she’s using–or if she’s still alive. Very frustrating.

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