I've tried to track her down a few times but it seemed to no avail. A few weeks ago I started more diligently trying to track her down or at least her brother and after some long and rambling messages on various answering machines it seems one of them took root... and she called me.
It was great to talk to her, to hear her laugh, to hear little kids laughing and screaming in the background and catch up even a little bit on her life and share some anecdotes from mine.
When I hung up the phone I told her I would not allow 7 more years to go by.
I have missed her laugh.