Friday, March 14, 2014

The Sweetest of Meetings




How do you put into words the magic of a particular afternoon in March? The weather which did not matter was beautiful. The outfits, oh so cute, but really unimportant! The place ............ just a dot on a map, really! A shared meal and lots of conversation......... but unlike any before this one! So what made this one afternoon so magical? I met and hugged my good friend Cali. Let me set the stage.

I fussed about what to wear needlessly. I fussed about my hair needlessly. Those things are so important before meeting as first impressions do count. Actually they do not make any difference at all. Jack and I drove to the chosen restaurant and true to my nature, we were early. I waited anxiously pacing and thinking. Then there she was. I knew her face as we had exchanged photos lots of times. She hadn't seen me so I stepped out to call her name. On the second try, she turned and we simply raced to one another hugging and laughing like the true friends we were.

There was no awkwardness at all. We started talking and and really never stopped. Our men were invited to join us for lunch and the four of us sat down to enjoy our meal and friendship. We talked together for a time, but finally the conversation broke into guy talk and girl talk.

Cali is really beautiful, poised and taller than me!!! She is vivacious and sparkly eyed! She is lovely and sweet! These are the qualities that come across in her blog. So I already knew that about her just as you all do. But to see for myself up close was so sweet.  The two of us have always said that I am her big sister and I love that role.

Cali's hubby is tall, handsome and funny. He seems to have the ability to be comfortable with those he has just met. He did have a twinkle in his eye as we shook hands. So fun and sweet!

We talked about everything and I do mean everything including kids, travel, and you know the rest! We called this meeting a reunion because we already knew one another. We were just putting eyes on one another for the first time and we really liked what we saw. Our men talked away as men do: football, careers, travel.

Finally Jack turned to me and said it was time to go. We had miles to go. So we began the special ritual of taking photographs. The keeper photos show two women, smiling and hugging. We are two best friends meeting for the very first time.

To Cali, I will treasure our time together and know it just might be the first of many visits. Hooray!

Meredith

18 comments:

  1. Awww Mere,
    It truly was the sweetest of meetings - well put. :)

    How funny that we were both worried about 'first impressions' when within nano seconds, both of us were completely at ease and never gave it a second thought. You were so calm and assured and warm - I felt comfortable with you the whole time.

    And lol, it's true - once we started talking we really never stopped until we were forced to say our goodbyes.

    And I just have to say that your Jack is everything I thought he'd be. He's handsome and he's a gentleman - he has that sparkle in his eye and a very funny sense of humor!

    It's totally obvious how much you two love each other.

    Thank you for the sweet compliments and thank you for the day. I'm still smiling from ear to ear.

    big hugs,
    Cali

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  2. Sounds SO wonderful Meredith!! Thanks for sharing with all of us! :)

    I have had the pleasure and good fortune of meeting one wonderful friend from the land so far. It is a treat to be able to get together and talk about anything and everything. You just cannot do that kind of thing with vanilla friends. It is really special. Great post and I hope you have many more wonderful visits together! Many hugs,

    <3 Katie

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  3. I'm so happy for you both! It's such a special friendship, and I'm glad you both had a blast!

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  4. I am so happy for the four and two of you to have been able to meet in person. As much as this place is amazing and fosters relationships, there is nothing like meeting face to face. Happy for you!

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  5. That is so wonderful, Meredith. I'm sure this is the first of many. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  6. What a beautiful opportunity to meet someone so special. I am happy the two of you could meet and share such a special time. Thanks for sharing this moment with us.

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  7. Not sure why I am so leery about meeting blog friends in person. Like you, it always turns out so well. That is awesome

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  8. So happy for you both, well all four of you! It sounds like such a wonderful experience. So happy for all of you!!

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  9. What a precious memory. We all need friends who can understand this thing we do. Goint it alone is not a good option. Thanks, Meredith, for sharing.
    SSB

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  10. Glad you were able to connect so well with your friend and that you all had such a great time!

    sara :)

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  11. I know the feeling Meredith and it is so truly wonderful! One of the first times, I practically ran through the airport and buried my head in my friend's coat. We didn't let go for such a long time. Finally I thought it might be a good idea to say hello to her husband.
    It feels like everything is right with the world when you are together doesn't it? Truly happy for you both!
    willie

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  12. So very sweet! Meeting best friends you have never met.. I so understand this! What a wonderful opportunity, I am so glad for you!

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  13. Oh, congratulations to both of you guys on a face to face! It's amazing how things just fall into alignment naturally :-)

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  14. Hey Meredith...so very happy for you and Cali...and a bit envious. LOL There are several ladies that if I was lucky enough to hug them, it would just be a reunion. ;)

    Hope you two can get together for a longer visit soon!

    Hugs and Blessings...
    Cat

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  15. Meredith, so happy that you two got to meet. Like I told Cali, it was a delight reading both of your posts!

    Blessings,
    George

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  16. how wonderful that the two of you were able to meet in real life. something special to treasure... :-)

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  17. Smiling. I remember meeting my friend Roxylee. The first other submissive I met in real life a very long time ago. In five min I couldn't believe we hadn't known each other a lifetime. How special for you guys. J

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