My dear friend and I met five years ago (2009) when I was 13 and she was 15. At that time, we were just merely acquaintances….I subscribed to her magazine and submitted content. At times, I would get an occasional personal note from her, and I would write back.
At fourteen, I participated in an apron swap hosted by Emily at Practically Pink. What Emily did was, she paired young ladies up whose personalities complemented each other. So Emily paired me up with my dear friend. Soon I received a beautifully sewn apron from her and she received a vintage apron that I had bought (at that time I couldn't sew). With the aprons there were personal letters to one another and a recipe. After the apron swap we started to communicate more often through personal letters….not just about the magazine.
In 2011, our friendship blossomed! We started writing letters, then we started chatting through our Google accounts, then we started texting…..then the Father saw it was time to step me out of my comfort zone. ….talking on the phone :l Allow me to pause for a brief moment…..I’m not typically a phone person, so when she told me that I could call her, I kinda laughed…and put the thought to the back of my mind lol. Then finally it happened…..I got over my shyness on the phone with her, but anybody else….yeah can’t talk to them without sounding totally dumb and jumbled haha!
Okay now back to the rest of the story….
After talking on the phone with her for about four months….we finally had the opportunity to meet. They were going to be in Haper’s Ferry, WV…which is only three hours away from where we live……YAAAY!!! There was so much excitement built up…..I don’t exactly know how I was able to get school and chores done, let alone make dinner lol. Then it happened….our schedules didn't line up, so we had to face heartache (well at least I did lol).
Then for Christmas, Mom and Dad decided to bless me with a one week trip to Michigan. I was so excited…..I cried, squealed, gasped, and jumped for joy lol.