Hours later, I get a text back saying,
Him: "I forgive you too, but who's this?"
I knew he knew who it was, but I humored his reply and replied saying,
Me: "it's Blu".
Him: "well hello, happy new year".
Me: "same to you"
Nothing more was said and closure was established...or so I thought.
Fast forward to Saturday afternoon...
So, I'm home and I have to leave the house thought I don't want to, so I'm procrastinating like a mug. I end up on the landline with male BFF and my cell rings. It's him! I let it ring as I'm debating whether or not to answer the phone. I finally answer, deciding that I have no reason to ignore him as it would then obligate me in some way to return his call. After the initial caution, formalities, and small talk; we actually start having a conversation.
Readers when I tell you that forgiveness closes a door and opens another, it truly does. OMG! I can't even begin to tell you how therapeutic it's been for me. We spoke for almost an hour, held back some tears, and put some real and true closure on the turn of events that ended our 12 year friendship. Many heartfelt apologies were extended (he to me) and I accepted each one with genuine appreciation and extended a positive for any of his negatives. By conversations end, we both felt so much better and wished each other well with our respective lives.
I don't know when we'll speak again and it doesn't really matter. What matters is that I listened to that nagging feeling and found a way to heal and move on. And that journey of a single text, opened the floodgates of an amazing reunion with some old friends whom I haven't seen or spoken to in like 20 years.
I'll tell you that story another day.