Something special happens when you hug far-away, met-on-the-net friends for the first time
and worship in the same place together.
It’s a surreal joy to sit around one table with 18 internet friends — talking, laughing, and sharing life and french fries.
It’s hard to explain and hard to understand if you aren’t a part of something like this — this something I struggle to describe. Tam said it perfectly when she said these friendships are just like pen pals but for a new generation.
And meeting them face-to-face, it’s filling the spaces between words with hugs. It’s placing a twitter name with a laugh. It’s a conversation that isn’t limited to 140 characters. It’s taking a picture with a friend right next to you instead of taking a picture for a friend to show them what’s next to you. It’s the embodiment of joy, laughter, and friendship of the heart.
And today, my heart is full. Let’s do this again sometime.