Thursday, October 18, 2007

Guess What? I Met A Blogging Friend!

On Tuesday evening, one of my blogging friends became a real life friend! Her name is Ginger...and if you've never been to her blog, you're missing out!

After reading each other's blogs for quite a while, our mutual blogging friend, Leigh Ann, informed Ginger and I that we both live in the same city, and less than 15 minutes from one another. We were so excited, and as we got to know more about one another, we knew we just had to meet!

Remember that scene in "You've Got Mail" where Kathleen (Meg Ryan's character) is sitting at the coffee shop waiting to meet Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) for the first time? She has a rose inside a book, and that is how he is supposed to know who she is. She's fidgety and a bit nervous and isn't quite sure what to expect. Well, that's how I felt on Tuesday night as I waited at Starbucks for Ginger. Would she like me? Would I be totally different than I seem on my blog?

But, as soon as she walked in the door and came up to me and gave me a big hug, all of that nervousness immediately went away! We ordered our drinks, and 3 hours of chatting, laughing, and storytelling passed before I even thought to look at my watch.

We talked about our families, our busy lives, and of course, the wonderfully strange and curious world of blogging! We laughed a lot...and I can tell you that Ginger is just as sweet, genuine, and sincere as she comes across on her blog! She has an amazing heart for God, and is full of encouraging words. She loves her three girls, and her husband, and gushed about each of them at every opportunity!

And, you know what, she liked me! :) I'm so glad, because I think the world of her!

So, Ginger...thank you for such a fun evening. I'm already looking forward to next time!


  1. Super fun!!! What did you get? Your snickerdoodle thing? (By the way, I totally got a friend of mine hooked on those just by telling her about them.) You know I need details about the coffee!!

    I'm so glad you had fun and now get to be IRL friends, too!! A great pic of both of you, btw!

  2. Glad you had a great time. And of course she liked you. You sound like you have such a spunky fuller than life attitude.

  3. What a great blessing! I found you via Ginger's blog. Great fellowship & coffee! I LOVE Starbuck's-my favorite is Caramel Macchitto, but Pumpkin Spice is great as well. Of course I like everything on there menu!!

  4. No, I didn't like you, I loved you! Thanks for not spilling the beans about how I drove right past the coffee shop and forgot where I was going, hehe.

    You are an amazing woman and I feel very blessed to have had the chance to meet. How amazing that God allowed this all to come together in His way, ha..blogging, who would have thought!

    I think I smiled the whole drive home reflecting on how sweet it was to share our hearts, laugh, and realize that we both love to blog (no kidding.)

  5. How fun is that! A great picture of you both & sounds like it was a special time! Yummy...starbucks!

  6. WAH! How come no one wants to head to South Dakota. :-(

    Glad you two finally met.

  7. That is so great that you got a chance to meet! It is an amazing thing how blogging brings people together! So glad you got a night out, too!

  8. That is so cool and neat that you both met. I love both of your blogs.
    When Ginger said she met Sarah... I didn't think it was you until I clicked on your site....I just know you as Shortstop.
    I think that is so neat to meet another blogger. How neat that you live so close to each other.
    I hope to meet some of you gals someday too.

  9. That is so exciting! I met a blogger friend when we went to South Carolina and was so excited about it. My husband said - you don't really know her, to which I replied that I really did. I was right. I'm so glad you got to meet face to face!

  10. i am so jealous. i think it would be so cool to meet with one of my blogging friends (including you!). but i'm glad the two of you were able to get together and that you had such a good time.

  11. I am so happy that you two got to meet!!! Isn't it just the most fun?

  12. Fun! I am trying to convince Tara to come see me in Japan!
    I love Blogging and I think it's great that you got to meet Ginger in person.
    I hope we get a chance to meet someday too. I think we have a lot in common too. Glad you enjoyed the time together!

  13. So cool! Oh, how fun it would be to meet you all. We couldn't talk fast enough, I'm sure. It's just been awesome getting to know you, but now I've said "cool" and "awesome" both in one comment, so I must stop and go to bed. These are signs of a deteriorating mind.

  14. Wow! Sarah, you are such a social chica! That is great. I met a woman in DC over blogging who had the same fertility trouble as me and I was able to talk to her over the phone. It was so cool to see the world get a little smaller.

  15. Of course she liked you! Who wouldn't? Your writing is encouraging and honest so I can only imagine that you are that way in person.

    What a fun night! I love living close to many bloggers (Alana!) It is great to have our friendship in real life and on the WWW.

  16. a whole bunch of us seattle bloggers met at a function and it was SO nerveracking! I'm so glad you met a new bud! very cool