Our paths crossed a few years ago in the blogging world, although we never met in person.
She emailed me some weeks ago, informing me that she and her husband planned
on being in our part of the country on October 7th, and wondered if we could
meet somewhere. We were thrilled and said, "that we would love to have
them come for dinner".
Now, I don't know if you are like me, but it proves to be an interesting
happening to cook and prepare dinner for a couple one never met before,
even though I felt like I knew them from my years of blog visits.
She is Lorraine, and her blog is ... www.gratefulprayerthankfulheart.blogspot.com/
I could not believe that I was having the privilege of meeting a second blogger
in person within a few weeks time.
The last couple that we were privileged to meet, were Judy, from... http://judys-front-porch.blogspot.ca/ and her husband, Elmer.
Within minutes, it felt like we were old friends. Throughout the dinner conversation, we discovered
that we had much in common as couples;
We were both married to guys named "John".
John and Lorraine were celebrating their 38th wedding anniversary, and we had celebrated our
38th in April.
They met on a blind date and we did too.
They grew up living close to each other and so did we.
They have four daughters and almost 11 grandchildren, and we have three daughters and almost 9
Interestingly, our husbands never ran out of things to talk about either.
What a privilege it was for us to be able to help them celebrate their wedding anniversary, at a simple
dinner around our kitchen table.
If you have the privilege of visiting Lorraine's blog, you will quickly come to the conclusion that
she truly is one gifted lady! I admire her cooking, knitting, and decorating talents, that she
so skillfully shares. Her love of her family, friends and her God, flow throughout her beautifully
done posts, and artistically captured photography.
She knitted a rose for the top of a lovely covered container and filled it with homemade chocolate
chip biscotti. I felt so blessed by her kindness.
As I was driving in the country early this morning, I was reminded again of the amazing ways
things happen in life. I had to thank God for my daughter's persistence that I start a blog,
way back in May 2008, and felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude for all the wonderful
people I met through my blog, although most of them I never met in real life. I thought of all that
I continue to learn from each of you, all the inspiration I gain, and all the times I feel my
spirits lifted by what you all write.
Meeting John and Lorraine was a gift we are most thankful for. We won't forget them.
Thank you for stopping by today and the many times you all do. I can't tell you how much
it means to me, whether you have time to comment or not. As I looked back over my
posts since 2008, I realized that some of you have been with me for a very long time:)
It is like you are growing old with me and my family.