January 21, 2015

when there are hardly words...

We have made mention of meeting up over the years (yes, years!)... How we hoped that there would be a time. How we would sit and sip chai lattes, and laugh and cry and how it was certainly only a when, not an if.  There really is only one state separating us - unless you count half of hers and practically ALL of Florida (which may as well be three states, because it is so long!)

When Camden got his letter to interview for a scholarship in South Carolina, I was excited... for more than one reason.  Yes, we would visit the school and attend the luncheon and interview... and we would carve out a time to meet Southern Gal and her Ethan. I knew I wouldn't be nervous... I truly believe we know each other by heart!  

I got a little teary eye-d thinking about meeting her. And when Cam & I were on our way to meet them at the zoo, those tears slipped back into my eyes.  This was really happening!  And then...
thank you, camden for being the photographer!
I could only laugh and smile... and we talked so fast I think we talked right over each other.

The day was beautiful, and I hardly have words to say how happy my heart was.  It was two friends picking right up from our endless emails with easy conversation... and although we should have held hands and skipped though the zoo, we resisted.  The boys were really great sports about this whole day, and skipping surely would have pushed them over the edge!
thanks, southern gal for letting me steal this collage!
We never did sit and sip chai lattes... but we walked and talked and laughed and talked some more.  It was such a fun day- and so hard to say goodbye!  But there will be a next time... I just know it.
and thank you, ethan, for this great shot!
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4 comments:

Dayle said...

How sweet! Two beautiful gals and two of my favorite bloggers.

Kay said...

I love this...for so many reasons! Great pics and it looks like it was an even greater day. Hugs and love! : )

Southern Gal said...

Let's do it again tomorrow! You're such a blessing to me. Hugs.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I'm thrilled you were both able to make this physically real. At. last. :) Fabulous photos, but I would have paid for a video of the two of you skipping through the zoo! XOXOXOXOO