"You have a piece of my heart."
As we drove to the airport, my dear friend Laurel took my hand and said that we each had a piece of one another's heart. Tears came to her eyes and we realized the power of our friendship. You see, we are both ttwd wives and we had just spent the last ten days together both with our husbands and without these sweet guys. She had taken a chance and took me up on my sincere offer to write me an email so we could get to know one another. Now here we were on our way to the airport basking in a friendship for the ages. Let me back up a little and start at the beginning sharing all about this amazing friendship.
When I began blogging, my goals were few, but firm. I wanted to share with others that this ttwd worked and that to trust in your loving relationship is how to find your way. I wrote about stepping back and leaning into your husband's lead. Not easy to do! I also wanted to do two other things. First, I wanted to meet and enjoy the company of other ttwd bloggers. That has happened and it is wonderful to know these women. These friends are very important to me. Second, because I encourage readers to write to me using the email I provide on this blog, I waited for readers to respond. Meeting other bloggers was easy. Waiting for readers to write was hard. In fact, after two years of waiting, I thought no reader would step up, take a chance and write. I was a little particular. I wanted this reader to be like me......... loving marriage, strong and determined, educated and eager to share ttwd experiences in a safe way. And then I found her, or rather, she found me. She took a chance and wrote to me and what has developed is a beautiful friendship.
Last summer, my blog goal was achieved. After the exchange of very frequent emails for almost a year and a half, Laurel and I met. She came my way to visit and I wrote about it here. We had a wonderful visit and then this summer, she and her husband invited Jack and me to come their way for a visit. We have just returned from a wonderful time. The men enjoyed golf and one another's company and Laurel and I did many interesting things. We really only want to have time to talk, talk, talk. We never seem to get our fill.
The blog is nearing 400 posts and I simply cannot believe it. My blog goals are satisfied: the best of blogger friends and a reader friend who is so special.
It feels absolutely wonderful right now.