The importance of community struck me over and over again those 4 days in D.C. The stories woven throughout that community make it even stronger. We find a common thread that binds us even closer, and for that I am so grateful. This community's foundation lies in relationships built over coffee at Panera, laughter around the table, and for far away friends, Google Hangouts, Twitter, and blogs. Many of my new friends were discovered on Tuesdays, right here at Slice of Life.
The stories sustain me, lift me, and carry me forward. I am looking forward to hearing more stories and nurturing these friendships in the next year.
|I was thrilled to see Margaret Simon receive the Donald Graves Award.|