Sunday, June 29, 2008

Meeting an Online Friend

Over a year ago, and I'm not sure how she discovered it, but my Mom found the blog, Seasons of Life, written by Mishel. My Mom followed her blog and I started following her blog too, in addition to her daughter, Ashleigh's blog. They are walking Christians who very much love the Lord and exhibit their love for Him through their blogs and sharing of their family life.

We don't live far each other. And it's been mentioned a time or two before that one of these days, we need to all meet and have lunch together, etc.

Imagine our excitement when we read on Mishel's blog a couple of weeks ago, that her and her husband were going to be in the exact same areas of the Sierra Nevadas, at the exact same time we were!! Mom gave her the location of our campground through email and Mishel gave Mom her cell phone number.

Friday afternoon, as we were sitting around the campsite, relaxing, chatting, some of us reading, there was a car driving slowly through the campground, it then pulled off to the side of the road. And then a lady got out of the car and said our names! It was Mishel!! And husband Rande! Mishel had used the internet access on Rande's cell phone to pull up the email from my Mom telling her where we'd be, and they came looking for us! If you've ever met anyone in real life after having met them on the internet and having gotten to know them through email or blogs, you'll know how exciting and comfortable it is to meet an internet friend in real life for the first time. We stood and talked and talked for over two hours! It was so wonderful to have met Mishel and Rande in person. The only thing that would have made it even more awesome was if Ashleigh and her cute little guys were there too! But we're hoping to meet up one day soon all of us girls for lunch.
My shirt speaks for all of us!

1 comment:

Mishel said...

It was SO much hanging out with you guys! Can't wait to do lunch! : )