Almost three years ago, I posted this story about a dream I had about the author of a blog I just love, Sarah Valente. It was crazy, and rather than just messaging her saying, "Hey I know you don't know me, but I had this crazy dream about you," (which would sound rather stalker-y,) I decided to blog about it publicly (because clearly, that is the much less stalker-y option. Clearly.) Well, she wanted to see where the traffic was coming from and read my post and (thankfully) thought it was hilarious. Bloggers can appreciate the public posting of private matters, and she wasn't offended (or freaked out)in the least. A bloggy-friendship was born, which turned into a facebook friendship, which turned into a secret corner of the Internet where a little group of bloggy and facebook friends gathered to lift each other up, to pray together, to study His word together, and to giggle and just be us. I know it sounds nuts, but I developed some of the most incredible and meaningful friendships with these women whom I had never met in person through the Internet.
Yeah, I'd say it was crazy, too.
The thing is, when you build a relationship based on Christ, it's real. It's meaningful. And it's awesome.
So where is this going, you ask?
Well, last weekend it went to Colorado Springs.
From left to right: Beth, myself, Cindy of Over Koffee, Christi, Renee of Mi Querida Familia, and of course, Sarah of Kingdom Twindom, shiny hair and all.
We were missing a few, including Ellyn of Profoundly Seth and Ashley of Adventures in Twinderland, who couldn't make the trip.
Yes, I might be shamelessly name-dropping. But these are my peeps, yo. And I couldn't be more proud to be a part of this group.
We sat in Renee's house, and we chatted and laughed and drank wine (but not too much) and studies the Bible and worshiped the One who created us and brought us all together. It was fantastic. I loved every minute and I can't wait to see these amazing ladies again. It has been said that "if you show me who your friends are, I'll tell you who you are." Well, I really feel like I am totally unworthy of being included in this amazing group of women, but I'll take it. Go ahead, read their blogs. They are awesome. And besides, it'll fill the time till I blog again. ;)
This is so wonderful and uplifting, Tiff. I'm still here, and I'm so glad you have each other. I had a gathering of blogging buddies last October on Vashon Island and it was just wonderful. So good to see you again. :-)
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