Thursday, October 16, 2008

THE TRIP TO CELEBRATE #3 - Meeting Brenda

Meet my 6th Real Life Blog Friend.

Soon after Mickey told me of his plans for us to go to Flagstaff & Grand Canyon to celebrate our 50th I discovered Brenda, It's All Good, lived in Flagstaff. I contacted her by e-mail and she graciously said she'd clear both Friday & Saturday, October 3rd & 4th, to meet with us when we called.

After getting checked into our Motel, on Friday, I called her and we made arrangements to meet at The Cr*ack*er Bar*rel, which was near our motel in one hour. I was on Mountain Daylight Savings time and would have gotten there at the wrong time had she not informed me Arizona was NOT on Daylight time. I was totally confused with the time the entire time we were in Flagstaff!!!

It was such a delight to meet not only Brenda, but her husband, Sunny, and youngest daughter, 7 year old , Grace Marie. All were a pure delight. Brenda is a new read of mine and someone I didn't know as well as other blog friends but when we are part of God's family there is that "instant" connection and that's the way it was with the four of us :o)

We talked and talked and talked as the four of us ate peach cobbler with ice cream and Grace had ice cream with whipped cream. It always amazes me how very close we all are when it is centered around our Lord and Savior Jesus. We had met them at 2:30 and at 4:30 we parted company. The really wonderful thing is that they come to Tulsa, from time to time, for conferences of a ministry here. We are already looking forward to getting to host them here on our "turf" in the future!!!!!

Brenda blessed me with this lovely basket filled with goodies. A sweet card, a large brown hanging leaf with a welcome sign, a small green leave that reads "Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye", another leaf & acorn with two tiny bells, and an Autumn Spice Candle. Thank you so much, Brenda.

Brenda may have been a new read when we met, but she, and Sunny, are now dearly cherished blog friends . I trust you will go and meet her.

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Frazzled Farm Wife said...

How great to be able to meet her! What an awesome gift she gave you too!

The Olson's: said...

What a great way to spend your holidays - meeting "new" people! I love the common bond that is instantly there between fellow Christians, even the first time we meet each other.

Thanks so much for your comment for Jeremy on my blog. I passed the e-mail on to him to be sure he reads it. Stay encouraged about YOUR weight loss too. I love hearing about how you're doing with it.
~ Leanne

Anonymous said...

This sounds like one of those meetings we all hope for. So glad you had the priviledge.

I think if we drive by next month I'm going to call even if it's the middle of the night, hehe.

Maxine said...

That was so nice.A real blessing for you both. I just went over to meet Brenda.

retha said...

How wonderful for the both of you to make the time to have met. You using your holiday time and she being willing to be available any time.

Carla said...

more and more fun! Stay safe, and keep sharing!

It's All Good! said...

Thank you Susan, for your sweet words!
Several of your friends have already come over and I look forward to stopping by to meet them!
This is so much fun!
God bless and hi to Mickey,
Brenda :)

Mountain Mama said...

How wonderful that you could meet her and her family. I know what you mean about that wonderful Christian connection. We truly feel that we are sisters.
Her gift to you is so precious and refects her love for Jesus too.

diana said...

you know you are making the rest of us really jealous. we either want to be visited by the penless writer or want to go out and meet with one of our own readers.

i'm glad you were able to do this.

Betty said...

That´s so great to meet these people that read your blog. Of course they already like and connect with you, because they read about you and your life all the time...

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a wonderful meeting with a great family!! And the gifts were lovely, too =)

Momma Roar said...

We are so much alike - planning trips and then figuring out what bloggy friends we can meet on the way! :-D

So glad you are able to meet and be blessed!