And today, I am going to talk about one in particular.
Tory and I got along from the beginning. Our friendship started off on the community board, then moved to Private Messages, transitioned to emails and Gmail chat, moved to texting and finally to a visit from Tory and her husband Jeff.
We started chatting more and more last October, with constant emails going back and forth. I celebrated with her when she announced she was pregnant again last fall and comforted her when she went through another loss right before Christmas. She cheered me on as I reported my weight gain and running goals to her. I encouraged her as she decided to get back into community theatre and she supported me through my decision to quit my job. I never knew that such a deep wonderful friendship could develop with someone I had never met before.
So when Tory announced that they would love to come for a visit in August, I of course said yes! Having the opportunity to finally meet one of my best friends was too good to pass up!
And so they arrived Monday morning and stayed through until lunchtime on Wednesday. We took them out for poutine, a Canadian must.
We had such a good time with them and enjoyed sharing new experiences with them. Such as collecting the eggs, discovering Canadian milk comes in bags and tasting Smarties for the first time.
Oh, and did I mention that they brought us gifts?
(I would also recommend heading over to Tory's blog to read her account of our fabulous two days together.)