Tuesday, September 4, 2007

I MET A REAL LIFE BLOG FRIEND!!


Meet Sohailah!!!

I did and what a delight and joy!

Who would have believed that the two of us, who live only 15 miles from each other here in Oklahoma, would meet through Ginger in Michigan!!

I love this blogworld and all the wonders it opens to us.


We have been e-mailing for a couple of weeks and finally met today at 12:45 at Panera Bread, in Broken Arrow, for lunch.

We walked out of there at 2:39 - almost 2 hours later.

We hugged, we talked, and we talked and WE TALKED non-stop!!

I feel like I've known her forever and it was so easy and natural.

We recognized each other the minute I walked into the restaurant.


To Ginger & Barbara, I must tell you she is as delightful as you can imagine

her to be, and much more.


Barbara, we talked about drinking tea, in your honor,
but then we didn't and both had water!!!


We both feel that God has brought us together. For what reason?
Neither of us know at this point, but God does.

Isn't Jesus amazing and exciting? I get so amused when unbelievers think we live such a dull, boring life when we serve God.

NOTHING could be further from the truth.

Every day with the Holy Spirit is an open page in our book of life,
for HIM to write upon.


He wrote big in my book today and blessed me beyond measure.


I am so happy to call you friend, Sohailah :o)




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37 comments:

jennifer said...

Oh Susan how awesome!!

I am so happy for you both(although I wish I was there too)

Jungle Mom said...

That is ery cool!!!

~Ginger said...

Can't hardly type because I'm sitting here crying.

The only thing that would have been better is if I could have been there with you two :)

How incredible!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

That is so neat! Glad you guys met!

diana said...

what a special treat. i believe God puts people in our lives - even if it's through blogs. this makes my heart smile just knowing how much you and ginger (through her tears) are smiling.

annie said...

I know we will meet someday Susan!

Susan said...

Meeting blogging friends has been such a blessing to me. Glad you got to meet one too.

Hugs.

Susan

Short Stop said...

What a great story! HOW COOL! I can tell in your writing how much it meant to you, and what a great time you two had! It is amazing how we can meet friends these days! :)

Becky said...

I got tears in my eyes. I did! I just thought to myself ... what a very nice thing for God to do for the two of you. Just a very nice thing. To give two lovely ladies a new friendship for no reason at all but to give them joy. And isn't that enough? God is so good.

Ruth said...

That is just great! I know how much you love to talk to blogging friends on the phone, so I can imagine how thrilling it was to actually eat lunch together!! Wouldn't it be neat to pick a central location and date and everybody that can meet there go?!

Kelli said...

How exciting to meet a special blogging friend, Susan! It sounds like you had a wonderful time together!
Kelli

Tracy said...

How wonderful. I met a bloggy friend in May, and it was if we had known each other for years.

Barbara said...

Oh! how lovely - I am jealous. Not in the wrong sense, there is a right jealousy.
The wonderful bit is that you are only 15 miles away and who knows how this will develop.
Have just posted chapter 3 of my story Susan.

Beth said...

Sohailah is such a gem—what fun that you two were able to meet. Yes, this blogging world is amazing! : )

Larissa said...

That was such a neat post! I know what you mean! I would love to meet you bloggers that I have chatted with, and I don't think it would be wierd at all!

I just recently ate at Panera Bread. I had never been there before. I'm glad you got to meet a new friend and enjoyed it!

Amydeanne said...

that is pretty cool! Glad you had fun!!!

inspired said...

wow incredible yet true but so is our God ;o]

Jen in MS said...

How fun! I'm still hoping to meet one of my "Internet friends" in real life one day!

I'm so glad you had a wonderful time!

Tammy said...

How wonderful!!! :D I have never visited her blog, but now I'll have to!
And I have yet to meet a bloggy friend in person...a little jealous but truly thrilled for both of you!

Karolee said...

It's always fun to meet our bloggy friends in person - it's like we've known them our entire lives.

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Oh Susan...how exciting! I believe God has brought you two together for a reason too.

What a blessing for both of you...she is lucky to have met you too.

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

How fun, and what a blessing!

Kathleen Marie said...

Wow, this is so super nice! I am almost jealous but I can't be because this is just wonderful! I hope to someday meet some blogging friends!

God Bless You!

Oh, my Mom is from Tulsa ☺

Mary@notbefore7 said...

OH Susan, what a fun time! Isn't the new world of technology amazing. I love when it is used for the glory of God! I can't wait to hear more about the plans He has for your friendship.

(hoping to meet up with a bloggy friend soon myself!)

Lori said...

That is so neat Susan.
What fun to meet a blogging friend.

Just Mom said...

HOW ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!

Now all you two have to do is drive up to my neck of the woods.

Sohailah said...

Susan, it was such a TREAT to meet you. I felt so comfortable and welcomed and loved by you. I am thankful!

Momma Roar said...

Oh how wonderful!!! - wish I lived closer :(

MightyMom said...

how wonderful!!

Jeanette said...

Hi Susan, how wonderful to be able to meet up and have lunch with a blogging Friend.

Pam said...

That is so awesome. I am very happy for you both!

I didn't know about Suzy Blue. That post must have slipped by me this summer! I really enjoyed reading about her and seeing the photos. You all are the first ones I know to own thier own hot air balloon.

There is a place near our house which furnish hot air balloon rides on the weekends. Usually on Sunday morning during our drive to church, we see the sky just full of those beautiful bold colored balloons.

PEA said...

That is so wonderful, Susan!! I would love to meet some blogging friends one day, that would be so awesome. There are a few near enough that we can meet but it's just to get a good time to set it up:-) xox

Coach J said...

I love meeting my bloggy friends irl!! It is just so awesome! I'm glad you got to meet one of yours!

Diane @ A Watered Garden said...

Susan, how fun!!! I' happy for both of you. I look forward to the day I get to meet some blogging friends in person as well. And...what better place than Panera Bread...ymmmmmmm! It interests me how God uses blogville to bring encouragment and friendship (especially to women I think) and give us a little "pick me up" when needed.

Myrna said...

How amazing1 I'm so glad you have met in real life! I know you had a special time together. Hopefully you will have opportunity for many more good times together.

Lee-ann said...

Susan that is so nice and I think only those who are lovely, interesting, caring and very friendly people are our blogger friends anyway so to be meeting like this has got to be ever so special.

love being at your blog page it always makes me feel "good"

Lee-ann

justabeachkat said...

What a blessing! I know...I've met some of my blog friend in real life too. It's amazing how close we all feel.

Hugs!
Kat