As soon as you look into their eyes, it’s obvious that some souls have been here before. I met an old soul about 14 years ago when she was only 7. She always had something unique to say. She was a typical 7 year old on the outside but inside this little girl was someone I sensed had a great deal of knowledge. I met her for a reason and knew it right from the very first moment.
Quite often we would come home and find notes on our door with suckers taped to them. She knew it would make us smile. The suckers were the 7 year old coming out, but the words, printed perfectly in the note, were not those of child. She was aware.
Our friendship grew over the years as did she. She became busy with school and I with a new baby. I thought of her often. I would sit and imagine what she would be like as a teen or in her twenties. I finally saw her at 16. She was the same little girl just in a bigger body. She was already an old soul so she was only able to change physically to me.
We had a chance meeting years later at a coffee shop where she worked. We had eye contact that day but I was distracted after arriving very late for a coffee date with some friends. She was too nervous to say anything because so much time had passed by.
We eventually found one another again. It was very emotional. I had a connection with this old soul that I could not explain. She felt the same. We wrote emails back and forth for weeks, each one bringing a tear to my eyes. This little girl was now a young woman who knew exactly who she was from deep inside her heart. I realized I had to look at her as an individual with no age attached. It was hard at first, me being twice her age. I was confused about the role of my friendship. Was it a mother daughter friendship or a girlfriend?
She met both my kids and they instantly fell in love with her! How could they not, she was still a 7 year old at heart, but had the wisdom of a fully evolved human being. She recently sent me an email, and coming from a 23 year old it has to make you wonder if there are angels here on earth….
“It has taken me a very long time to learn that people are always going to forget what I say, in fact, they will even forget what I do, but something they will never forget is how I made them feel. I have grown to realize that my strength in helping others doesn’t come from the things I say or do, but rather from creating a feeling inside their hearts that will be forever lasting. I said things to you today that you might never remember, I did things today that perhaps you have already forgotten, but if I caused a feeling in your heart that was unforgettable then I have done what I needed to do…….A simple hug can mean so much more then just an embrace between two bodies. Today, mine was meant to allow my soul the chance to greet yours….our souls will forever be friends.’ Kelsey
I believe you meet people for a reason. Their age means nothing. You connect for many different reasons on many different levels. Each one should be embraced. This friendship has changed not only my life, but my family’s life. There is a circle of friendship here that was meant to be. I am forever grateful for this old soul in joining my family.