I’ll apologize for taking so long to post another blog; the last two weeks have been ridiculously busy for us.
The main thing that’s been going on in the lives of Marline and I is that I reconnected with an old friend from my high school and early college days. My best friend, I should say.
Staff Sergeant Wesley Ramon was my confidant and sidekick during the last two years of high school, and my first year out of high school, but since then, we went our separate ways, entering the world of adulthood in very different ways. When I went to Bible College for four years, he went into the U.S. Marine Corps. Now he’s in the Army, and about 14 years have passed since we last saw each other. It’s been 10 years since we last spoke on the telephone.
Recently, his wife Michelle found me by my website, where I’d posted a poem I wrote about Wesley (half in jest) when I was still a teenager. I’d even forgotten I’d posted the poem there, all this time. She contacted me, and then I got in touch with Wesley when he returned from a recent tour in Iraq.
Anyway, Marline and I made the trip to Killeen, Texas, over the weekend, and I re-met Wesley at his Ft. Hood home. Though he’s now married and has two children with his beautiful wife, our friendship hadn’t skipped a beat. Wesley and I didn’t have to re-connect — we learned that we were still connected at the soul, like before.
Overall, it was a beautiful weekend. Marline and I got along famously with Wesley and his family, and we’ve pledged to stay in contact.
Of course, I took plenty of pictures, but Flickr is acting up right now, so I can’t upload them. As soon as the photos are up, I’ll post a link.