Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A Blogger's Fairy Tale...Come True REDUX

Once upon a time, there was a girl named Angie. Angie had spent a lifetime feeling like she could never find her niche in life. She had encountered some great friends along this bumpy road and had one friend in particular that she could always count on. And this friend introduced Angie to blogging. Angie will be forever indebted to her for this and many other reasons.

Through blogging, Angie met some other great women, who were scattered all over the world. They shared experiences, trials, achievements and heartbreaks together. And for a moment, Angie got very excited. Was it possible that such a place existed where she could be herself and others would appreciate that and want to be her friend?

Another amazing thing was how blogging brought Angie & an old friend back together. And Angie wondered how she let years pass without spending more time with this amazing and hilarious gal.

One Saturday morning, Angie traveled to a large metropolis with her fellow "in real life" blogger friend, so they could meet an online blogger friend for lunch. It all seemed innocent enough, until Angie & her friend arrived.

Angie thought that this...
and this, would be some of the highlights of the outing. (Editors note: Chocolate cake is almost always the highlight of any gathering that I attend)

But, no one could prepare Angie for the thrill of getting to meet a woman of amazing strength...

And a woman who sees the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow...

And a lady whose spirit is as beautiful as her smile...

And she had this lady to thank for putting the gathering together. Another friend that she can now call an IRL friend. Someone that she knows is a true friend.

And Angie soon realized that her hobby had now become much more than that. It had become her niche. Her vehicle to finding the circle of friends in life that she needed...deserved...desired. The circle of friends who accept her and love her for who she is.
And to those ladies, I say THANK YOU!


P.S. Next time, we're going to have to secure a larger venue, because we all know there are MANY more ladies that we want to have join us. And yes, I mean you. Mwah!


JANE said...

Oh girl I can't wait to join you and Shannon on your next road trip!! My, my Hotlanta will be burning again!!

Why did it take me so long to catch onto the "real" world out there! I am such a slow learner, maybe that's where all these kids get it from,bad day at the old HmSc,LOL.

Shannon said...

Girl... I've already told you this. But, I. love. this. post!

How do I say "thank you" to you for getting me to start my own blog? 'Cause without you, I would never have met Kat. Or Kori. Or Lizzy or Lula. Ladies who I can now call friends.

Oh, and I am still sniffing my hair. Just thought you'd want to know.

Kat said...

I love this post! It's so much better than mine. Which is pure drivel. Me...but not what I wanted it to be.

And in one of the thirty thousand incarnations I did started as a once upon a time there was a Kat :-)

Another incarnation was a list of things I learned on Saturday....

Candid Carrie said...

This is a great post, Angie!

My mom told me when I started blogging that I had better be careful because there would be all kinds of loonies wanting to borrow money and live out of my basement.

Like you, I have met incredible women (who really didn't think they were that incredible because they are that humble and incredible).

Unlike you, I haven't met them in real life (yet).

Great post and congrats!

Kori said...

Why did this make me cry?

I am such a sap.

Angie it was wonderful meeting you and I can't wait till we get together again.

Your are so my cup of tea or maybe I should say the crunch on my creme brulee. lol
(dude I am such an adict)

Brandy said...

How fun! I wanna play...how about a road trip??

Heather said...

Great post! I am loving meeting my bloggy friends in real life. At first I was nervous, like I was part of match.com or something. But it seems as if we are as real in life as we are on our blogs, and it's so great to call these women friends.

What on earth did we do before blogging? I never knew how lonely life was before I became part of this circle of friends!

Rhea said...

This was a great post!! I love all your ladies so much...I have to make the next meeting. I feel soo left out!!!

Jenn said...

How fun! That cake looks yummy !

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

SO MUCH FUN...so jealous I wasn't there!

Michelle said...

Awww, that sounds like so much fun! And MAN is that a huge piece of cake. Yummmmmmm!

Lula! said...

I. Am. Crying.

This was beautiful, Angie. As are you.


Kelly said...

Angie...this was a GREAT post!!! But I am green with envy!!


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