Because I will be visiting the lovely Christianne in Florida! She and Kirk have graciously indulged me by allowing me to come for a 5-day visit at the end of January.
It's something I've dreamed on intermittently since we've reconnected through our blogs, but only this morning it became a reality. As thankful I am to have this quick and easy mode of communication, it will be nice to hug her, laugh with her, sip lattes, talk until our tongues and mouths are tired, and sit across from her at the same table over sushi, rice noodles, or empty plates. It won't really matter what else is there, because I will be with my friend.
I'm in utter wonder at how our hearts have connected over bloglines in the course of the last year, but most especially in recent months. She is a friend who speaks truth and love to my heart, who always has an encouraging word for me. I cannot begin to express how much her support has meant to me and how much her own story inspires me. And now I get to see her!!!
You should have heard me giggle and squeal when the last click was made and the ticket was purchased.
I am so insanely, ridiculously, and over-the-moon thrilled, my dear girl, to come and see you!! Let the countdown begin ...