It felt like a blind date.
What do I wear?
Will we talk about adoption the whole time?
Or should we talk about other things?
How many embarrassing things could I possibly say over the course of one dinner?
Wait, don't answer that.
If you've been reading Expecting a Blessing for any length of time, it's probably no secret that I made a bloggy friend in Brooke from Taking the Road Less Traveled. If you forgot how God crossed our paths, you can read that story here.
Friday night, with our husbands along as backup, we met face to face for the first time. I felt the butterflies when I walked in the restaurant. When I started my blog, I never imagined I would have dinner with someone I met on the internet. Only crazy people do that, right?! Ha. Add me to that list.
I recognized her right away (whew). We sat down in a booth. I put the cake I brought for her birthday in the center of the table.
We started talking.
And it went great! Or, at least, I think it did! We didn't stop talking for over two hours. We chatted about everything from our weddings to our jobs to our churches. We dreamed about our future kiddos and swapped timeline hopes. We ate delicious Thai food. We laughed. And laughed. And laughed.
|Brooke and her husband|
We swapped our July Friends For Adoption encouragement gifts.
|Brooke and her gift|
But you will have to wait until my post on August 1st to see what I got her!
|Here we are full of encouragement...and cake!|