I have to drive quite a distance to work each day. Tara and I work at Rancho Solano Private School and realized we both lived in the same area of town. So we decided to car pool. I'd never carpooled with anyone before but it seemed to make sense. At the time, I didn't know Tara very well.
Tara and I come from completely different backgrounds. We have differing opinions on many topics. We are far apart in the age category. She could be my daughter.
However, during our drives back and forth to work we have the most interesting conversations. We laugh about solving the world's problems in our cars. We each share our viewpoint and why we feel that way. I've been able to share my beliefs with Tara and she shares hers with me.
We get to laugh together, talk about our futures, our hopes and dreams and even our fears.
But our car pooling days are coming to a close. Tara's last day of work is today. She's getting married to Josh in West Virginia at the end of July.
Tara was accepted into law school at Arizona State University. So when she returns from her wedding, she and Josh will be moving to Tempe. And I wish them well!
I will miss Tara's smiling face. But I'm thankful for the season in our lives when we got to car pool together.
Yes, friendships can happen in many ways. And I'm so thankful to have had the opportunity to get to know Tara. We've agreed to stay in touch so it's really not goodbye.
How about you? Do you have any stories of how you met a friend?
Blessings and love,