And if you're my husband…who pretty much thinks all social media is a waste of time…you might even think it strange to want to get together with a "total stranger"…his words. *smile*
(Side Note: Chris almost had me convinced that "Patty" was going to be a 55 year-old-man from Skokie, Illinois hoping to meet up with a 14-tween year old! LOL)
I knew better!
Patty and I had been planning this little hook-up for several months. Last Fall, she emailed me to let me know that she had family relocating to the Kansas City area and that a possible Christmas trip was in the works. A month or so later, I followed up with Patty…just to make sure that she knew I hadn't forgotten about her family's vacation and that if it worked out, I definitely wanted to meet up.
I was so excited in late December when Patty emailed me to let me know that her family was making the trip to Kansas City and that she wanted to carve out a bit of time for us to get together.
Yes…our families think us odd! *wink* But those of us in the blogosphere know better!
For those of you that know Patty from Reasons for Chocolate from her on-line presence, just know this…
…she is as genuinely warm, funny, and caring as she is on her blog!
The first thing Patty did was let out a giant squeal and give me a great big bear hug. We quickly ordered our hot chocolates/mochas…introduced our kiddos to each other…and let the gabbing begin! (We're both missing a few kiddos from the pic…cousin time and Pinewood Derby building prevented the big boys from meeting. And I would have LOVED to hug on that sweet Clementine!!!)
Our hour together at Starbucks flew by much too quickly, but already we're plotting and planning a Spring or Summer get-together.
Just as Christ surrounded himself with 12 of his closest friends…we too can find joy in the beauty of friendship…especially those friendships that draw us closer to Him.