If you have been tagging along with this blog for a while you will have read on many occasions of my appreciation for the delightful people that blogging has introduced into my life. I love how certain folks circle around different bloggers, how we introduce each other to new and exciting blogs – how we click with new people. I sometimes forget how I stumbled across someone and then will see another name in the comments and remember that I gatecrashed their party a year ago and have been having a growing relationship ever since ….. I’ve made some really good friends while blogging. And never actually met a single one of them!
But that is all about to change!
Recently some of these friends put their heads together and decided to make something happen. They invited me to come stay for a few days. A week of chatting and outings and chatting and touristing and chatting and just getting to be in the same space in real time – to look, to touch to hug! To chat. To just be together.
How cool is this? How wonderful? How amazing, how generous! I have been completely overwhelmed about the whole idea, completely blown away by their kindness and generosity and sometimes stunned to a standstill with excitement. The adventure of a life time! An unexpected joy! A dream come true, a true ‘blogger friendship’ story!
Unexpected gifts! It’s so amazing to me, how does such an event occur – what serendipitous movement of planets caused this little miracle to take place?
Are you interested yet, do you want to know more?
The plan is for four of the five to travel to the home of the fifth. There we will be hosted and have a wonderful opportunity to relax and have fun just spending time together. Only two of these bloggers have met before, though we have all spent time on Skype together and separately. We email, message via facebook, communicate through our blogs and have shared aspects of our lives and feelings and have quite simply developed a rapport that is multi-layered and the stuff of real friendship.
So at Easter time I shall find myself wandering among the cherry blossoms of Washington DC
Isn’t that just so pretty! Of course, I am full of hope that the weather gods will be kind and turn on just exactly that kind of early spring vista for us……..
I did some reading and found the history of the cherry trees fascinating:
As the days go by and I look at these pictures, I constantly catch myself thinking – Ah! Washington DC – in the springtime. Look how pretty – how I should love to wander among all those blossom laden trees ……. You may notice I have some difficulty with the fact that this is really happening, even though the plane tickets are booked – the passport is being renewed ……. the plans are at ‘GO’……… And then, in a ‘But you shall go to the ball Cinderella!’ moment, I remember yet again and with a surge of excitement, I shall be there, I shall see this, I will wander along beneath those cherry trees!
And I shall not wander alone.
Laurie of Life on the Bike and Other Fab Things will be driving in her truck from Virginia
Kelly from Boomdeeadda will fly in from Alberta
Alys from Gardening Nirvana will jet in from California
And I, having completely given up on being Contented and become instead Wildly Excited, shall hop, skip and jump all the way from New Zealand
And our generous hostess Julia from Defeat Despair will do the airport runs ………..
High five girls!
I wish you could all be there with us – what a party we would have!
But if, by some serendipitous placement of plans and or living location, you are in the DC area over Easter, let me know and come on by and say hello – we would all love the opportunity to meet you!
Thanks for coming by today, I love that you did!