Sunday, August 2, 2009

Blog Friend Surprise

Leslie is on the left and I (Andrea) am on the right!

"A friend loves at all times.." Proverbs 17:17

At the beginning of my vacation in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, I realized Leslie from Writing For The Lord was also vacationing a few miles away. She lives in Pennsylvania and I live in Virginia.

We met at a coffee shop on Saturday morning and it was as if we had known each other all our lives. We were excited to physically connect. GOD is truly awesome! There are no accidents!

Leslie has a sweet spirit. I pray each of you will drop by her blog. She is a gentle soul with a strong voice. God is using her to bless and minister to many. She teaches preschool and is active in her church. She has a passion for the children of this world.

Blessed to be a friend,


*Thank you, Leslie for meeting me during your vacation!


Mary Moss said...

How wonderful you two were able to connect in person! God uses you "even" on vacation! LOL!

christy rose said...

How great it must have been to visit in person! I am going to go visit her now!

Sarah Dawn said...

What a joy to meet blog friends in person. Some day, on my trip back home to the mission field of the US, I will rejoice in the same honor.

Hugs for your day,
Sarah Dawn

RCUBEs said...

God is awesome that He not only make us become friends via blogging but He makes His children meet in person. That is great that you both have that opportunity! God bless.

Saleslady371 said...

What a blessing for the two of you! I loved reading this!

Kelly's Ideas said...

What an awesome present for the both of you.. We truly serve an Amazing God.

Alleluiabelle said...

Dearest Andrea,

I think it's so cool to see so many blogging sisters connecting like this. It's awesome. I love you sweet friend.

Hugs & Blessings,

Heart2Heart said...


WOO! HOO! that you and Leslie had the most delightful time in meeting with one another. My heart is just so excited when our family of bloggers gets the opportunity to meet one another.

I couldn't be happier for either one of you! Can't wait to see just how the Lord blesses both of you by this meeting!

I will also stop by your friends blog! Thanks for letting me know, I am trying to encourage my sister to start one as well, but she doesn't think she will have enough to say! I am still working on it.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

sarah said...

that's so cool. I met someone on a writer's blog who told me she lives in the same city as me. We met and her and I have become amazingly good friends. I will check out Leslie's blog and glad to hear you made it home safe. Sarah

Chatty Kelly Combs said...

I love Leslie, and will meet her this week in Philly!

So great to meet bloggy friends, isn't it? And I feel like i am getting to know YOU better through blogging than at RCWW where we don't have a lot of chit-chat time. (Plus I am a deliquent member lately).

Terri Tiffany said...

I love that you got to meet a blogger friend!! WHoo hoo! Those meetings are always so special!

Five Moms & A Blog said...

Oh, isn't it so fun to meet BLOGGY FRIENDS in real life? I love it! I've met two already... and hope to meet so many more.

Love your camouflage shirt. {wink}


Silver said...

i'm so glad you're having such a wonderful time with Leslie.

;) Silver

Leslie said...

Oh Andrea, I was the one completely privileged and blessed to be able to meet you and Doug! I was flying high that whole weekend because of it! It was as if we'd known each other forever!

Did you see that I commented on one of your Facebook posts that I dreamt last night I was trying to raise money to move back to VA?! I remember thinking that then I could be with several of my bloggy friends. Last week, my co-worker and dear friend said to me, "You just belong farther south, don't you?" I said yes!

Blessings to you my dear bloggy AND real life friend!


Annette said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and becoming a friend! I LOVE your is so calming and soothing. I'll definitely be back!!

:-) Annette

Debra said...


I am amazed at what the Lord is doing connecting us bloggy women together and knitting our hearts together as one in such unity! Praise Him!

Blessings to you today!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Isn't is so much fun to meet our bloggy friends! Yolanda and I had such a blast when we met a month ago.

Warren Baldwin said...

Neat story! I met my first blogger acquaintance yesterday in a restaurant. It was neat.

Jeanette Levellie said...

Wow, isn't that fun? I met my first blog friend at a writers' conference.

Alicia said...

It's so neat how God brings people together :)

Loren said...

Andrea! How awesome!!! So many blogger are getting the opportunity to meet....I love it! God is sooo good!

Mocha Momma said...

Oh, how fun to meet Leslie while vacationing.

I'm anxious to someday meet some blogger friends.

God will connect us if it is going to happen.

Take care

Crown of Beauty said...

What a blessing it is to meet a blog friend in person. Because we read about and follow one another's lives in our blogs, we do get to know people at a deeper level!

~*Michelle*~ said...

How awesome is that to meet up with a great friend!?! I am sure the angels were giving each other high fives when you two met up. God loves unity and fellowship among His Believers.