I went to a blog conference over the weekend.
With about 200 other women.
Random people asked the reason for our trip.
I tried to avoid specifics.
Dry Bar Stylist: "Why are you in the area?"
Weirdo Blog Conference Attender: "For a girl's trip."
DBS: "Oh fun! What are you guys going to do?"
WBCA: "ummm. We're going to a conference."
DBS: "What kind?"
WBCA: "A faith-based blog conference."
Dead silence. Back to blow drying.
I will say that Dry Bar Stylist has it all wrong.
It was amazing.
And kind of overwhelming.
And had late night discussions about life changing things.
Like dolphin fin prosthetics.
And how to avoid physical therapy.
She brought us beautiful jewelry.
I wanted to pack her home in my suitcase.
She hates dolphins. But preaches like John Piper.
I got to hug her.
And see her sweet little face in real life.
We learned about using our blogs for good.
And always for the glory of God.
We learned that God has a purpose for each of our blogs.
One that we usually aren't aware of.
Until it accomplishes something bigger than us.
We learned about the importance of telling our stories.
All our stories.
I miss these blog friends already.
Because now they are real friends.
And that's not weird at all.