A little over two years ago when I first started blogging I use to wander around the blogging world (just like I do now). I stumbled upon a post about a woman setting up a special trip. She was going out of town, excited about visiting a special friend.
The kicker was that she had never actually met the person before.
She flew across several states to meet in person someone she had been talking to in blogland and through E-mail. Someone she had bonded with, and shared similar traits with, and moments of joy and pain with.
I thought that was just so weird.
Seriously.... w e i r d.
So, here I am, two years later, driving several hours away in order to meet, in person, someone I have been talking to in blogland.
Someone I have bonded with, and shared similar traits with, and moments of joy and pain with.
Tricia and I have only been commenting on each other's blogs for about 6 months now. It's amazing how quickly you can learn to love someone.
Her faith builds me up, her prayers have covered me more then once, and I am so thankful for her friendship.
Today, I got to hug her. God is so good!
Since I am still not "allowed" to drive on the interstate, my wonderful friend Mary drove me north. It made it easier to meet someone new, having her along too. I am so proud of Tricia for being brave enough to come alone!
Tricia lives out of state, but is in GA right now visiting other friends. When we found out we were going to be this close (rather then several states away from each other) we decided that we should try to meet.
My boys nearly sat on "Butterfly" while watching her play the gameboy.
"Butterfly" and Maddy did some drawing.
The Burger King we met at had a wonderful playground...
which the boys played on non-stop.
Even the big girls joined in a couple of times!
"FigNewTon" took a moment out to work on some school and I caught this shot. Isn't this a beautiful picture? I just LOVE homeschooling!
Today was amazing. Meeting Tricia was wonderful. But that isn't really what made it wonderful. I already knew Tricia. We had shared words and prayers, worries and encouragement. Just because I hadn't seen her, hugged her, or heard her laugh - that didn't make her an less real.
What made today wonderful was getting to see her two little miracles in person. You can blog about your children, and what God has done in their lives, but nothing compares to seeing it in person. Her girls will never just be "her girls" that I read about - they will be the amazing young women that I got to meet today.
So really, I met three people today. One that I already knew, and loved, and was just waiting to be able to hug. But also two others that make me so excited for the future, but who make me want to go sit on my kids, to perhaps make them slow down on the growing up?!
Yes, today was a really good day. But I certainly would never have imagined I would be this weird two years ago!