. . . for Lauren and Lauren: I finally met a blogging friend!

August 13, 2014

I finally met a blogging friend!


Don't mind the tongue.  We make great first impressions.  And if that didn't do it, maybe the fact that Addilyn and I both smelled like poop thanks to the worst diaper blow out in the car on the way, which resulted in some side of the road, two person clean up.  

But thankfully Liz and Emma didn't seem to care.  I've followed Liz and her blog since I started blogging. We got pregnant around the same time, although Liz's baby girl was born quite early and spent a long time in the NICU.  I remember praying for Emma quite often, as I couldn't imagine going through that, especially after spending only one night home from the hospital without Addilyn.  Liz is such an amazing example of trusting in God's protection and plan.  Reading her posts and getting to know her has been an encouragement to me and my own walk with God.  

(And p.s.  I'm jealous of how cute she looks in hats.)


I had no plans of meeting Liz on our family vacation and didn't even know I'd be close to her until she messaged me when I posted a picture of us at the airport.  So Chris, Addilyn and I drove back to Buffalo, NY during the week and I got to meet her and Emma (and Liz's sweet friend Brittany) for lunch.  

And it was wonderful.  When I got home my mom asked if it was awkward or if we ran out of things to talk about.  Not at all.  I'm pretty confident we could spend all day together and have plenty to talk about.  I wish weren't so far away and am working on getting Liz and Emma to make a trip out to Chicago sometime! 

Now I can't lie and tell you I didn't start thinking on the way home about what dumb things I might have said, or if I was a good listener or made a good impression.  But Liz texted me and said she had a great time, so let's hope she wasn't lying. 


Sharing your life on the internet is a little weird at times.  Counting people you've never met as real friends seems strange.  But what a blessing to connect with others that are in the same stage as you, to pray for and encourage each other and then to get to meet, hug and have your sweet girls meet too.  

Thanks Liz for driving to meet us!  We LOVED it.  

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21 comments:

Simply LKJ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Fun! Always a blessing to meet up with fellow bloggers!

Linda Cassidy said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love this you make it seem so easy to meet our cyber buddies

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I am still soo bummed we didn't meet up!! Ugh!! I wish my week wasn't soo busy!!! Where about did you stay? Glad you did get to meet a blogger though!!

Liz said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Hahaha you make me laugh! No poopy smell could ruin our day :) Love you friend!

two birds said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

How fun! I love meeting blog friends in real life. And she does look so cute in hats! I am jealous, too!

Angie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

How awesome
I'd love the chance to meet a blog friend in real life!

Angie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

How awesome
I'd love the chance to meet a blog friend in real life!

Karissa Shaw said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

blog friends are the best. Also, your babies. SO CUTE. love the red hair.

Karissa
www.karissaandcompany.com

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A Brew of Blessings said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Awww amazing news!! I can't wait to do this someday.

Courtney Kassner said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm jealous! How fun!

Kelly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love meeting blogger friends in real life, so fun!

Brianne Bracco said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So much fun finally getting to meet blogging friends!

The Lady Okie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So fun! I've really enjoyed meeting the few blogger friends I've met in real life. Glad you were able to meet up!

Susannah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Yay for meeting bloggers!!! That's one of my favorite things about blogging!!! :-)

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So awesome and so jealous!! ha ha!!

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So awesome and so jealous!! ha ha!!

Mrs Gray said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So fun! I have a few online friends that I'd love to make IRL friends as well. Gotta love this blogging community!

Laura said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That is so fun! I met a couple blog friends last year when I was up in NYC, and it was so awesome and less awkward than I thought it would be. It is really weird to connect with friends online, but also kind of awesome.

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Aww how nice that you got to meet! Blogger meet ups are THE best!

-Sharon