Monday, May 17, 2010

" a cheerful friend...

is like a sunny day spreading brightness all around."
- John Lubcock ( English Astronomer )


I first "met" Sharon one night when I was blog hopping (don't you just love blog hopping?). I instantly became smitten with her and her blog. How can you not be charmed by someone who says "The world is your catwalk, so strut your stuff!"

I left a comment on her post, she sent me an email, I sent her back one, and one more email became a few more emails. We had a lot in common, had the same interests and we both married our high school sweet hearts!

Sharon, being the lucky girl she is, lives on the beautiful island of Maui and by luck (or fate?) I was headed to Maui for a wedding!

I hesitantly sent her an email, telling her that I would be heading to her neck of the woods, and would she possibly want to meet up with me? ( I felt like I was asking someone to be my date for the winter formal!) She instantly replied with an enthusiastic "Of course!" Phew!

The day of our scheduled "date" (unlike Sharon) I was nervous, anxious and excited! I felt like I was going on a first date. I wondered to myself: will she like me? what will we talk about? will she recognize me?

Before heading out, I even turned to my hubby and asked " Do I look alright?"

But of course all my worrying was for nothing, from the moment Sharon and her hubby sat down, it was non stop chatter, we talked about everything from etsy to having babies to travelling. Time flew by. Before I knew it, it was 2 hours later and time to go back to my hotel.

She even knew just how to secure me as a friend for life.... she brought me a bag of yummy hawaiian treats!

Sharon, I had a great time chatting with you and your hubby... I am sure our paths will cross again (and not just in blog land!)

Aloha!

17 comments:

Stephanie said...

This is such a sweet post :) And it's so nice how you met such a wonderful friend through blogging!

Alely L. said...

awwww....two of my faves! glad you were able to meet and enjoyed your time together! how fun was that. looking forward to seeing the rest of your vacay pics or some of them at least. i've been in charleston this past weekend and have so much to catch up on. have a loveLee day jozen!

Sandy a la Mode said...

awwww so glad that you guys got to meet up! i can't wait to meet both of you in person sometime as well! i actually just met my first bloggy friend yesterday too, i was nervous but excited!!! and btw, i've taken lots of pictures wearing those hair pins you gave me, just wanted you to know, and they will be on my blog sometime!! =)

thenextarrow said...

i love how the internet can bring such lovely and interesting people into ours lives. cute photo!

xo Alison

junghwa by amy stewart said...

Sharon is the sweetest! I'm hoping she visits me soon!!!!

Glad you had a good time. :)

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carissa @ lowercase letters said...

you both are just sooo adorable! i love your blogs. so glad you can be real life friends now too!

Craftiness NOW said...

aww, that's so nice that you could meet up and in such a beautiful place :-)

Small Burst said...

Welcome home! That's so great you both were able to meet up! I hope to connect with my bloggy friends someday too.

g e o r g i a said...

What a great Blog friend story! Blog Friends Forever! ps, thank you for following my little blog :)

tinypaperheart said...

how fun to meet up with a blog friend! great picture! :)

Becky said...

that is such a great story.

pirat_E said...

Yay! im the hubby your talking about...lol sorry i had to shoot the photo in auto, camera illiterate....BOOOOO! but, it was awesome meeting up with you, take care and alohas

-E

Brandi said...

What an awesome story! I've gotten to meet some bloggers myself and I love them all -- it's been so much fun, and I can't wait to meet a few more.

sheer whimsy said...

aw, you are the sweetest!!!!!

meggasus said...

This is living proof that blogging can only lead to good things!! I'm so happy you guys were able to meet up :)

Elizabeth said...

That is the best. I so want to meet some of my bloggy friends, and hopefully it will go as good as yours did (including the treats...haha).

Connie said...

The world is so small isn't it? :)