... until they're already gone.
Sometimes you miss someone before they even leave ...
... because you know how much you'll miss them once their gone.
Today was my first day working at Cottage Lake without Veronica.
We were hired the same year and have worked together for 8 years.
We've become co-workers and friends over the years. Traveling together, movies, dinners, parties, weddings, ... you name it.
She is the best team-mate a girl could have. She will do anything for you and bend over backwards trying if she can't. She was one of my few friends that I really (read: heavily) relied on during my divorce. She has seen me at my best and worst. Literally.
Today ... I really, really missed her.
Veronica transferred to a district closer to her home. She has a beautiful daughter that she is now closer to. Not commuting allows her to spend more time with her family.
I am happy for her. Thrilled she is able to spend time with her family.
In the same regard ... I miss you V.
Today our entire staff met and we did a fun ice-breaker game. We all lined up according to how many years we've worked at CLE.
You weren't beside me.
Something was missing.
My partner in crime was gone.
My side felt cold.
I wanted you there.
Today, I as missing you.
* I thought you'd enjoy our Halloween picture from last year for a giggle. I was Pikachu (and yes, I was really hot ... you have NO idea how many clothes I have on underneath my costume) and V was Minnie Mouse. She was cute (of course). I was a chubby cartoon character.