People who live so far apart, yet lives intertwined, getting to know one another.
Last Thursday, I put Ivy in the car and along with our friend/babysitter, we drove to Fort Wayne, Indiana, for the Matilda Jane Art Fair. I had an online friend who won a pre-shopping pass and she invited me to attend with her.
It's scary, this meeting each other in person. Will they be as nice as they seem? Will they like me? Will it be awkward?
But all the fear of the meet-up is usually a waste of time. I have made so many wonderful friends on the internet and my life is richer for it.
Shannan (my shopping partner) is now my in real life friend and getting to know her was such a privilege. Her family has been through more than most and she is still so full of joy and kindness.
On our way home, we met up with our friends, Steph, Gray and Ivy, from Adventures in Babywearing.
My Ivy copied everything Steph's Ivy did. Adorable!
photo credit: Steph
To all of my friends, online and in real life...you make my life better.