Becky, and finally able to spend some time with Amber and Ashley.
The weekend involved a phenomenal Idina Menzel concert (if you ever have the opportunity to see this amazing artist, go! you won't be disappointed), kicking around the Museum of American History complete with a reenactment of a Civil Rights sit-in, a somber visit to the Holocaust Museum, and a lovely brunch in Old Town Alexandria. True to DC summers, the weather was hot and humid but the company was beyond fantastic.
To this dear woman, we were three friends having fun and sharing a meal, we obviously looked like close friends. No one would have guessed that less than 24 hours ago I had met Amber for the first time face to face or that we were three friends brought together by our blogs. Don't lose each other, exemplifies how I feel about all my friendships, but particularly the friendships I've made through my blog.
These friendships have sustained me through some dark days, supported me as I made difficult decisions, and at this point, I have a hard time remembering life without most of these friendships --whether I've met them in person or not. The woman's advice, "don't lose each other, " was a reminder to nurture and hold tight to those friendships with both hands and makes me realize how lucky I am to have found such an amazing circle of friends.
1) Washington Monument, from Downtown DC
2) Me, Amber, and Becky, at Wolftrap
3) Ashely's photo from our brunch in Old Town.