Meeting blog friends, to me, is like a little slice of Heaven.
I have met two "blog friends" and both times they were experiences that I just could never adequately put into words. Here you follow a particular person's sometimes intimate place (blog)--knowing a lot of the details of their inmost heart...
but never really hearing about what their favorite meal is or what they've got going on next week.
So, meeting them in person, you have an instant soul connection.
So much about blogging is about baring your soul (however detailed you want to be or not) and so meeting someone in person you feel like you know them.
It's how I imagine Heaven. Connecting with others on a soul level--knowing their heart but perhaps never knowing them in person while on earth.
It's a beautiful thing.
So whenever I get the chance to meet a "blog friend", I try to make it happen.
I will drive and arrange child care to meet a precious soul.
I will do what it takes.
Aimee, Laurel, and I were pregnant all within 2 weeks of each other. Aimee and I with our fifth, and Laurel with her fourth. We didn't do much blogging those first few months of pregnancy, but we all were on facebook together, reading each other status' of "how sick and tired we were" and how "we didn't know how we were going to get through this."
I can't tell you what a blessing it was to know these women were going through the same emotions and physical feelings as I was. The Lord was so gracious and good to give us all each other during a hard time in all of our lives. We rejoiced with each other when we felt better enough to get back into the kitchen, we sympathized when we had done too much while pregnant and had to stay on the couch to rest all day, and of course we loved everyone's announcements when our three little boys made their debut into this world. (oh i want to cry!)
So to see these sweet little angels all on the grass together was such a testimony to the glory of God and how faithful and good He is...
(l to r: Wilder, Lee, Luke)
A little slice of Heaven, indeed.