Chrissy and I talk a lot.
We've never met in person.
We hope to someday soon
like when traveling to Ethiopia together!!
I know the names of her kids
the ones she hugs everyday and the ones she hasn't been able to hug yet.
She knows the name of mine.
I know her work schedule
and she knows when my kids are (supposed to be) napping and I'm going to be online to talk.
We cheer each other on when one of us makes progress
even if the other hasn't. We share frustrations and joys.
Our husbands think we're a little strange
because we've never "met"
but without sounding too cheesy
we know what's seen what's in the other's heart and that's way better than being able to see what outfit someone is wearing that day.
Plus, she's on a (fruitless) campaign for us to move to her city.
We keep each sane as much as possible.
She has preteens and I have preschoolers so we can only be so sane...
We know what news is going to make the other person cry,
when we're laughing about something in the blog world and the things that we each think
but don't say online because we actually do have some thoughts that we don't publish!
We talk about adoption a lot.
A lot. A lot. But other stuff too.
Fundraising, blogs, parenting, vaccinations, travel, church, children, spouses,
lots and lots of stuff even if we don't agree with each other
though mostly we do because we are both just *that* smart.
I don't even hold it against her that she works in a dental office.
Today Chrissy has written what are truly the words of my heart.
We've talked about this via facebook, google chat, and the phone.
She put it into words in the blogsphere
before me and better than me.
So, today, if you want to know what's on my heart
you should read Chrissy's blog.