We were best friends for over 40 years
by John D. Robison Jr
(Brick , N.J.)
We met when we were 5 and just starting school . There are alot of things that I don't remember about those early years , but I remember our time clearly . We lived in the same neighborhood , rode the same bus and were in the same class . We literally everything together .
As we grew up , we continually became better and closer friends . At times we were inseparatable , we were closer than some siblings are .
Even through all of our schooling , the teenage years and eventually into our adult lives , we were in touch every day and saw each other whenever possible . Even when we had our own separate lives , we were there for each other no matter what !
I was working the night of May 23rd when I had this awful sinking feeling like I was coming down with the flu , but I continued to work and was eventually four hours away from my house .
My whole life changed at 8 a.m. on the morning of May 24th .
I received a phone call from her husband . On her way home from working late to cover someone else's shift , she was hit head on by a 3 time drunk driver , they said that it was a horrific accident , they were able to get her out of the vehicle , called Life Flight and attempted to stablize her before transporting her . She was hit around 11:30 p.m. on May 23rd and died 12:24 a.m. on May 24th . The husband thought I'd be sound asleep and didn't want to wake me up because of my crazy hours ....I will never get to see her again , hear her voice , my whole world has died ! We were friends for over 40 years ! I am in my late 40"s and don't know what to do or where to turn to !!!!
I never got to say goodbye !!!