Friday, August 24, 2007

what are the chances?!

during my summer when i was nineteen, i was home from my third semester at byu-hawaii, which, by the way, was fabulous. it was a wonderful summer because of my two buddies, nate and tim. we were like the three musketeers. we spent most of our free time together, hanging out with friends, going to the beach, and just making memories.

the boys were preparing for their missions, and i was writing to a missionary. by the end of the summer, they had both gotten their mission calls. nate to taipei, taiwan and tim to texas, houston east. i bid them farewell to their missions while i headed off to yet another great semester in hawaii. before we went our separate ways, tim took a $20 bill and cut it into thirds. he gave one third of the bill to each of us and we agreed that when we all met up again after our missions (my mission would overlap with theirs so it would be at least three and a half years before we would be together again) we would go have lunch and catch up on all of our adventures.

this past monday, while we were at glacier point in yosemite, i was listening to the ranger talk about half dome when up walks tim. total shock! i couldn't believe it! of all the random things! what were the chances that we would be up at glacier point at the exact same time! it had been years since i had seen him last! what a small world!

i love life's little unexpected jewels! there's nothing like an old friend to bring a smile to your day, or night!


Amanda said...

This is just about the coolest thing I have heard! I'm so happy for you! How fun.

Malia said...

so does he still have his part of the 20? I gave that to you right? cuz I found it a while back. Thats pretty cool! Hope youre enjoying being back at home! you are back right? We get to go back home day after tomorrow so looking forward to it tons! Love you!!!

Darilyn said...

I love this post. I love friends and seeing one that you hadn't seen in so long? Incredible. I'm so happy that happened for you.