02 December 2007

happiest girl in the world

And why am I the happiest girl in the world?

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 ...


  1. HOORAY!!!

    Of course, the first thing I did, too, was construct a blog post in your honor. So funny that our lives turn quickly to this, isn't it?


  2. awesome, girls! i'm excited for and with you!

  3. Woohoo! Just noticed our visit earned a countdown widget on your sidebar -- cool! :)

    PS: I totally get "in the zone" when I'm blogging, too! That was funny what you wrote about that on my comment space. :)

  4. Do your best to keep the rhino's at bay so you can go and soak up that Florida Sun. I know the sun can seem to be missing in Seattle this time of year.

    Have Fun!

  5. Christianne -- Oh yes, this visit is definitely countdown worthy!! I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets in that zone -- time flies when you're blogging!!

    Carl -- What is this thing you talk about, the sun? I'm going to have to Google it.

  6. I know you are going to have a wonderful time. I am heading to Florida myself on Saturday but only for a few days. Wish it was more.

  7. 23 Degrees -- Isn't this awesome!? Christianne and I haven't even seen each other since we graduated from college. That was ... oh my ... 7-1/2 years ago.

    I'm SO excited!!!