I found out after I signed up for the Romance Writers of America conference that Curious Miss Kris, a fellow Betty otherwise known as Kristel from Australia, would be in New York at the same time. She wanted to see a baseball game, so the Captain and I took her to Yankee Stadium. It was a beautiful night, and I felt like I was on a movie set. The grass was so green, the sky clear and blue, and the apartment buildings in the distance looked like quaint backdrops.
My sister Erin came along, and we were joined at the stadium by my good friend, June, who introduced me to the Betties. It was fun to explain the game to Kris, who is adventurous and kind. I wanted to introduce her as my younger sister, because we're both rocking the awesome spectacles, but you know, I'm old enough to be her mother.
Megan, Kris, and Erin outside the beautiful new stadium.
And Megan and Kris inside the stadium, looking for Derek Jeter.
June and Kris enjoying the New York subway. Doesn't everyone?
The Captain, Erin, and June all had to hop off a few stations before me, in order to catch their trains home. I still had a few days left at the conference, and Kris had a few more days to spend in New York before heading back to Australia. I hugged her good-bye outside my hotel, and watched her walk toward hers. Even though I was away from my boys, I felt motherly. I don't know if we'll ever be together again, so I was grateful to spend a few hours in her company.
I suppose we should feel that way about everyone in our lives.
Have a lovely Sunday, my friends.