Last night Missy, MB, and I went to The Crucible, for the P part of the LF&P.
It's the first time I've been there since they moved to their new location. I saw tons of people I adore, who I haven't seen in person in ages.
It was fantastic. I have all these friends I've known through the club and Camp Crucible for a long time now. People welcomed me with open arms, literally. I hugged. I got hugged. My butt got grabbed a bunch. I grabbed people's butts too.
I was positively dipped in my own history as an adult, in that population. It felt amazing.
And I got to sit, cuddle and talk with my friends Dixie, and Bryn.
I'm gonna take a minute to absolutely gush about her. Because she's absolutely gushworthy. (Sure, it's a word.)
Bryn, she's not just MY friend, but she's also mako-kun's friend. He just loves her to pieces. She's a grownup he knows and trusts and really likes. And she not only knows this, but takes joy in it.
She really sees him, distinct and separate from me. And likes both of us.
This means the world to me. She's got this funny ability - she can call mako-kun out, and he'll just pop right out, happy to see her, and spend time with her, even if it's in the midst of a busy place, filled with people he doesn't know.
mako-kun, unlike me, is kinda shy. He's hesitant and fearful of being seen by people who don't get him. So, in busy places, and amongst strangers, he mostly hides in the back of our head.
But that's not how it is with Bryn. She makes him feel so safe, and welcomed. We're laying on the couch, talking, Bryn, me, and Dixie, and she asks if mako-kun's around - and WHOOSH, out he popped.
From the back, I watched them laughing, cuddling, and being silly together. (Bryn is an EXCEPTIONALLY silly person. If silly is a martial art, she's got a black belt in it.) And I was able to just hang out in the back of my head, and relax.
Because he was safe with Bryn.
She's really wonderful.