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Love Comes When You Least Expect It

It was Monday August 6th. I am sitting at my desk doing paperwork.( seems lately I spend more time documenting what I do so the insurance companies will pay than actually doing therapy with the kids). Anyway, I get a notification I have a new email. On paperwork days any distraction is welcome . I click off my paperwork and can hardly believe my eyes, the email is from a long lost friend. I begin to read:

"my dearest Amy,
I have looked high and low for you, by the grace of god I have actually found you. I would love to hear from you, if you can't I understand.
Love,
Mike"

After I picked myself up off the floor. I responded at lightening speed.

"Michael,
What a wonderful surprise in the middle of a ho hum kind of a day. Of course I would love to hear from you! Oh how I have missed you. So how are you my friend?
xxoo
Amy"

This is how innocently it all began. He told me he had googled me and found my old job phone number. He called over to the clinic I used to work in. Luckily I have a friend over there so when he asked for me, my friend Sue gave him my email address at work.
In the last 25 years since we last had seen each other he divorced his current wife, married a lawyer who brought a son along into the marriage. He finished his doctorate and is assistant dean at a small college and still preaches at a church.
I met my friend when he was the preacher at my church, he and his wife became fast friends with my husband(boyfriend at the time). Things were not great with my husband, his drinking was ruining our relationship and I had been diagnosed with cancer.
Mike and his wife were such a huge help to me, emotionally and spiritually. There were times then that I thought I had feelings for him, but each time I shook them off. I loved him and his wife as a unit.
Eventually they moved away and I stayed in contact with them, even visited frequently. Then we lost touch. Time slipped away, now fast forward 25 years.
Since that original email we have logged hours and hours texting, talking exchanging pictures of the time we missed. My heart is full.............
Amala82962 Amala82962 46-50, F Sep 16, 2012

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