It was interesting to see her all grown up, and talk about grown-up things. It kind of disoriented me for a bit, listening to her talk about her life. It was almost as if she had grown beyond my comprehension of her. She has had to deal with some adult issues in the past year or two, although I have no doubt she has the inner strength to deal with whatever comes her way.
She has been putting herself through school. She spent two years in community college, and is now at San Diego State. She works at a bank. She is taking pre-med classes. She's always wanted to be a doctor. When she was a kid she talked about being a pediatrician so she could help kids. Now she has her eye on internal medicine, and talks about preventive medicine taking a holistic approach to health care. She worries about whether she is smart enough to really do it.
We talked about old times. About how how we would always take a walk on Thanksgiving morning before we started cooking the big meal, and how we would always assume fake names when we ate in restaurants. We laughed about how I would predict their futures as we all sat around the breakfast table on a lazy saturday morning, one summer day, long ago.