I have plenty of experience of moving, and plenty of experience of making new friends. I have lived in Auckland, Whangarei, USA, Hamilton, Brisbane and now Waipu. Along the way I have met a lot of people and made a lot of special friends.
But in this post, even though I have lots of beautiful lovely friends in my life, I want to concentrate on one group of friends.
Nothing prepared me for what God had in store for me on my return to New Zealand.
A whole bunch of beautiful friends. All met through our love for blogging, and more so, each others blogs.
It started off only days after we arrived back, with meeting Simone and Gail and I have been so lucky to stay at Simone's a few times and she is someone I just hit it off with IRL (Gail too of course!!!). Nights spent up talking to 1.30am... days still talking and Simone hosting wonderful bloggy get togethers...for morning tea and dessert.
THE .... Whangarei bloggers....
I first met these beautiful girls at the Town Basin in Whangarei, for a morning tea. Nervous much?? eek I was freaking out. Will they like me? am I too loud? too fat? .... blah blah blah. But you can read all about that here.
They have lifted me up, they have held my hand, they have helped to dry my tears. They have laughed with me, they have shared, they have been my friend, unconditionally.
It is so refreshing to be so open, transparent... to just be yourself and be accepted.
I know a lot of people out there who could learn a lot from these girls. About acceptance, trust and friendship.
My friends, I love you and appreciate you, I am so thankful to have you in my life.
for cups of coffee...
Lots of THIS!!!
Lots of this....
YOU GIRLS ROCK!!!
Yesterday I met up with a few of the girls for morning tea and goodbyes
We had so many laughs, we were so raucous....but boy did I feel so loved, accepted and blessed.
Oh and Juanita.... I get the last laugh my dear....
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