One of my very dear friends now, who is always there for me in moments of happiness and sadness, who is more involved in my life than friends who I've known for years, is the first CMT friend I made through this blog...Jessica. I am so thankful for her friendship and for having her in my life and honestly, it all happened because we were both CMT bloggers.
|Jess and I on one of our first outings together...the day we met Bernadette!|
Then I went on to meet four amazing women in all different parts of the US and Canada, who have also been an amazing support system and great friends. Each one of us has been doing our part in spreading the word by blogging away about our lives with CMT and all the shenanigans we get into. We started off by creating a private group on Facebook for the five of us where we could discuss things more privately, share tips and ask questions of one another. And then someone, sorry I can't remember who, came up with the wonderful idea that we should all create a joint blog: Clicks for CMT: Bloggers Raising Awareness. Our joint blog has been a great venture for us all and given us an opportunity to do more for our cause.
But I live in Connecticut, Esther is in New York (we were able to meet at the Bernadette screening in NYC), Melissa is in Utah, Lenka is in California and Nicole is in Canada. We would LOVE to have a weekend for girls' chat and to just finally meet in person when we have all shared such deep personal thoughts and feelings and really relied on one another for support.
Esther and I got a HUGE treat this week because Nicole and her family came to NYC for their summer trip. We all planned to meet at Frank Sinatra Park in Hoboken, NJ this past Wednesday. It took us all a little while to find each other, but when we did, we just had the best time!!! It's just such a great feeling when you have known someone for a few years and then you FINALLY get to hang out and chat...I could not have asked for a better afternoon! It was great to see Esther again and hear about her adorable kids and to meet Nicole and discover that she is just as wonderful and bubbly as I pictured in my head!
Another treat was to finally meet Jay as well...after all we've read about him! I think it was great for John to meet Jay and hear about the role he plays in his family since John's is so similar in ours...
|Our boys...too bad Adiel couldn't make it this time!|
|It was just a beautiful day ...|