Tuesday, August 15, 2006

They're REAL!!!

I've shamelessly stolen this photo from Madeleine's site. She and her three fabulous kids (you can just see the top of their heads in this photo!) and Susannah came to my little village for drinks last week. It felt so normal, so much like we'd known each other for years. I loved it!!! Yes, bloggers, Madeleine & Susannah do not just live in your computers. They are real! I've hugged them! (And yes, I have finally posted a picture with me in it.)

If someone had told me a year ago that by now I would have met people on line who I could consider friends, I would have told them that they were crazy. If someone had told me that I would be meeting amazing women and making strong connections through the internet, I would have laughed. In fact, some people I know are still quite skeptical about the whole thing. But I admit to you now that I am a computer nerd. And through this computer I have met people who have changed and are changing my life. I can't WAIT to meet more of you all as soon as I can.


Madeleine said...

ah, Megg. It was great for us all to meet up, wasn't it?
and yes it did feel very 'normal' and familiar.
i loved where you lived(so gorgeous) and thanks for your warmth and hopitality, honey.
i am coming down again..be warned.
get the guinness ready.

Jennifer said...

how fun!

Star said...

I envy your proximity; this looks like so much fun!

tara dawn said...

And you my darlin, are one of the precious ones that have changed my life. What a dear friend you are to me! I am so grateful...but I am jealous...I want hugs in person too:)
Some day...
Love you!

deirdre said...

I am also amazed at the bonds we've formed. If someone said a year ago that I'd be doing this I'd have been horrified. Now it's part of my day, something I look forward to. And you've been a huge part of bringing me to this community. Sunday Scribblings is a gift. Great picture too. :)

M said...

OOh, I want to come over now for a drink!! Get all my lovelies in England together and have gab session.
I love this photo, you all look so gorgeous!!
how's your knee doing, by the way??

liz elayne said...

beautiful, beautiful, beautiful you. i am so darned jealous. i want to be there in the midst of your moment, yet appreciate that this is a moment for you three and a couple of little ones. i love your bright smiling faces!!!

Karen said...

How wonderful is that!!!! It sounds like an absolutely lovely day. :) What an amazing concept--whoever came up with this whole 'internet' thing is pretty darn incredible!

kelly rae said...

loving this. loving the idea. new friends. old sprits. and all unexpected!

Alexandra S said...

I, for one, look so forward to meeting you! Ever since you sent me that first email in January I have considered you a precious kindred soul and a bright shiny light in the blogosphere! xo

Colorsonmymind said...

Oh you all look so radiant and relaxed.
I too wish I had been able to share in the fun.

Maybe some day:)

Jessie said...

Wow--and look at all those beautiful eyes! I wish I was there too!

bee said...

this is my absolute first time here, but my goodness, girl, do i love your energy. and look - there's susannah, and madeleine - wow. we should ALL get together!

and i can empathize with your incredulity about the sisterhood of blog. it's amazing and inspiring.

chest of drawers said...

After being away for a while and not being able to get to a computer as often as I thought I would, I realised how often I think of my blogging friends...I carried you all with me on every step of the trip and often caught myself thinking "Meg would love this! I wish Laini and Alexandra could see this! I wonder how Jamie is?" I am much happier since finding my little community here.

Mardougrrl said...

I am so jealous! I wish I could meet you all too.

You all look gorgeous.

Alexandra S said...

I can't find your email anywhere to respond (very belatedly!) to your site request of some time ago! Can you email me your info and also your mailing address? Thanks!

b/sistersshoes said...

OOO 3 beautiful souls

feeling the love
fast friends


xxx darlene

Jamie said...

Look at you beautiful women! And all beaming at the camera. What a treat! Thank you for sharing the moment.

Susannah said...

Hey sweetie! i love this picture of us together - and look at your beautiful eyes... just as dazzling as they are in real life! it was so lovely getting together with you again, and Mark is a love too. set up the camp bed, baby, i'll be down again soon :-) xx

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