Yesterday I met up with Sprogblogger for lunch. I was nervous because people are different in real life than they are on a blog and I feel like I know her from her blog, and well, what if she wasn't how I imagined? What if it was terribly awkward? But mostly I felt grateful we live in the same area and were able to connect in person. Because Sprogblogger is someone who - unfortunately - is walking in my shoes.
(I even had the dark thought that between the two of us, we're almost to double digit losses.)
It was really great to connect with her and talk for a couple of hours about our thoughts, fears, our many questions, our nascent plans for going forward.
Throughout, my overwhelming reaction was one of relief, a feeling of yes, yes, YES!!! That's exactly how I feel!
(I restrained myself and didn't actually scream this in the restaurant, but that's what I was thinking).
For one afternoon, over a delicious late lunch yesterday, the pleasure of being in the company of another who truly, truly gets it, because she is living it. It was a rare pleasure in a difficult time. And I was filled with gratitude.Mo