|Christy (R) and I hung out in
I’m continually amazed at the community I’m surrounded by because of blogging. Sharing stories fosters connections. When stories are shared over time, relationships are inevitably built simply because of these connections. A year ago, Christy Rush-Levine joined the Slice Challenge for the first time.
Even after March came to an end, she continued blogging and linking up on Slice of Life Tuesdays throughout the year. Her blog posts, as well as her responses to my posts, became a staple in my writing life.
Recently my in-laws moved to a new city, and I wondered if it was close to Christy’s home. So I sent her an email on a whim. Are we close? it said, Are you busy this weekend? I asked.
Serendipity! she responded. Soon we spoke on the phone, and she was on her way over.
How many people can we call on a whim and invite over? I didn’t feel like I needed to do anything special. I didn’t need to “get ready.” I knew the time would be filled with genuine conversation and the joy of simply being together. This is serendipity indeed.
I don’t even need one hand to count the number of times Christy and I have been in the same room. However, she knows me better than some people that I see every day. This is because she reads my stories and I read hers. The relationship that started out there in cyberspace has become one of my treasured friendships.
All because of story.
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