Saturday, November 29, 2008

Yet more reasons for thanksgiving...


I will long remember the day I met my first blog friend.

When I learned from a post on her blog that Diane would be in Chicago for Thanksgiving, I commented "How about coffee?" and she accepted the offer.
It turns out that Diane has family in the town next door to mine, so we had our choice of five or more coffee shops at which to meet. We chose one right in the thick of a neighboring town's Holiday Walk. I should have said, "You'll recognize me because I'll be the only one who isn't fourteen."

We had no problem spotting each other when we met yestreday afternoon. Neither one of us is anonymous on our blogs, so it was easy. I knew right away that Scout's mom was in the house! Diane's personable and talented spouse joined us, too, and it was a delight to compare notes on our three different church settings, our families, and our our impressions of all that Chicago has to offer.

It was a joy to meet Diane and her beloved, J., and a further reminder of the reason I love blogging. It is fun to get one's thoughts out there, but for me, the real fun is the connections made, the bonds formed, the relationships launched thanks to technology. It's caramel syrup on the ice cream sundae to have the fun of meeting in person!

9 comments:

Katherine E. said...

Wish I lived near you, too, Jennifer!

Barbara B. said...

That is so cool! Wish we could have a meet up too!

Border Explorer said...

Diane is a wonderful person, and now I've met you through her. You are so right that blogging is all about connections. At least, for me, that has become the most important part.

Jan said...

That is wonderful! I loved meeting Diane last year when I was in Minneapolis. I so hope you and I will meet some day.

Like BE, I love the connections we have through blogging!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

That is so cool. I'm glad you were able to meet.

Maybe we should do the cross-Chicago trek to a common meeting point someday.

Jennifer said...

Yes to all of you!
Why don't we try to figure out a way to meet?

Rev SS said...

Me too, Me too ... I want to meet up with you all.

mompriest said...

sigh...sigh....glad you had the opportunity...

Diane said...

Hey! we've been on the road (got in late last night) and I'm just catching up now.

I'm so behind. We're still unpacking, but I'll put up my own post with our "shoes" too.