Back in September I spoke about how upset I was to find out thirdhand that one of my best friends had moved overseas.
On my birthday, an email landed. The date had pinged into their head and they sent me birthday greetings. There was also a very sincere apology for not seeing me before they left.
I now feel a little bit bad for thinking they'd left me behind, especially as there's no other way they'd be reminded that it was my special day other than just knowing it. I am beyond happy to have reconnected with them and to hear how happy they are establishing themselves in this new place. It was a splendid birthday gift.