Then tonight (this morning?) I made a breakthrough. I finally did some deep internet digging and found her! I FOUND HER!!!!! I found her new married name (I'd sadly forgotten her fiance's last name...duh) and from there found a blog she'd been keeping for a long time. In fact, the last entry was dated Wednesday the 29th! OMG what a relief to know she's okay. But I found myself crying as I looked back through her blog entries. All the things she's been doing, the writing she's done, the adventures she's had...I wouldn't be angry with her, but I couldn't help but wonder why she hasn't contacted me in all this time? I sent her an email a month or so ago...nothing. I even sent her a Xmas E-card to all the addresses I had for her, even the old ones...still nothing so far. Tonight I even found her on Facebook and have put in a Friend request, so I hope we can get in contact that way.
I'm just...overwhelmed. I've been so worried and I'm glad she's okay and thriving in her married life, but at the same time I'm a little hurt that I've seemingly been abandoned by her. I truly hope she will contact me, after all our friendship has been strong all these years (we met way back in 1988, our first day of high school), through marriages and her various locations. I don't want to lose her now, especially when I could really use all the friends I can get at the moment. I hope she'll contact me, email, post on my Facebook wall, send a carrier pigeon...I don't care, I just want to hear from her again.