Monday, April 27, 2009

Friendships Made Here!

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This is just amazing! These two wonderful women met in the comments section of my blog and are now real-life friends! About a year and a half ago Shari (on the right in the photo above) emailed Debbie about a comment she had left on one of my posts. They emailed back and forth and quickly became online friends. Recently Debbie from New Jersey went to visit with Shari at her home in Florida for 8 days!

Shari told me they have so much in common. The were born just 3 weeks apart in the same year! Little did I know when I started this little blog that something this wonderful would happen! Isn't this great?

They sent me a beautiful gift from Florida. I'll have to show it later in the week

FYI: The Debbie that is showing up in the stories below (under, "you might like these Stories") is a different Debbie.

42 comments:

Jackie said...

OH that is too cool!

Suzie said...

I have a feeling that something like this will happen to me too!!!!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

We have enjoyed sooo many people online already that we look forward to something like this!

Terri and Bob said...

Too cool!

Becky said...

It just goes to show you what a comment will do.
Look at all the friendship to be made out there!
I live only minutes away from Tarpon Springs too. So I know they had a good time.

podso said...

This is so fun to read!

Anne Marie said...

kindrid spirits! how awesome!

love meeting new friends! and to think you were the reason-
just awesome.

desiree said...

What a great story...made me smile on my gloomy day!

Kinderfalls Primitives said...

I think that's fantastic. Just what did we do before the internet? Pam xx

Glenda said...

Blogging can be a blessing in disguise. You just never know. I didn't think when I started my blog that I would ever meet anyone. But I've met three in person, You, Joanne and Lisa.

So you just never know......

Ciao

marty39 said...

I was amazed when I started this adventure how many real friends I would make. I love that they found each other, thanks to you. Such a blessing. Hugs, Marty

Stephanie said...

That is such a wonderful story!!

Karin said...

That's awesome, Cindy!
I've clicked on some of the sites that have left you comments and found some cool blogs from my homeland ~ southern Germany, that I know I wouldn't have come across on my own! Thanks!

Karin

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Such a charming story. The internet really has closed up distances for like minded souls. So neat that you were a part of a cool friendship. :-)

YSLGuy said...

That is such a wonderful story! I have made some great friendships on line through various forums and online communities.

Charlene said...

It is a small world. I met a gla here in town through Candy who lives down by Austin. I am so glad this goes on. Thanks for sharing! Have a grat week.

Berlin Deluxxe said...

Your blog inspired me to have my own blog and through that I have made some very dear and wonderful friends. It's truly a friendship chain :)

Sandra said...

How neat!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Pretty cool!!

Mary said...

That is so touching! To think they wouldn't have met if it wasn't for your blog!
I love going to St. Pet and Tarpon Springs, what a nice place for a friendship to grow.

just a little bit shabby said...

Cindy,
That is such lovely story. I have met some nice people online especially one girl who shared the same challenge that I did..breast cancer. Thankfully, she, like me, is now cancer free. The human experience is everywhere and whether it be decorating, blogging or some other thing, we all need friends and you have provided this for a lot of us. Thanks for all you give to all of us.
Sandyt

Susie Homemaker said...

I love this story...it gives me hope that one particular online friend I met through blogging and I will finally get to meet...the blogland people are the best anywhere!

Blessings,
Susie

Brenda said...

My very favorite kind of ending...
Brenda

jeanette said...

What a neat thing to happen.
And who said the internet would cause people to become isolated?!

Michele said...

What a great story!!! Thank you for sharing it with us and the pictures, too!!

Thanks so much!!
Michele R.(CA)
luvkittysmeowmail@gmail.com
Butterfly Whispers

Alison Gibbs said...

How wonderful. Blogland sure is a friendly place.
Alison

Melly said...

How wonderful, see just how precious your blog is :)

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Great story indeed. I have appreciated every single visit and enjoyed every comment I recieved since I started blogging. Lots of wonderful people and great artists and creators out there.
Nice to have someone to share things with!!
Sonia

This And That For Sale said...

Very cool story.

I have three blogs and have made some dear online friends in various parts of the country, and one in England, although I've yet to meet any of them in person. I hope to one of these days. That would be awesome.

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Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

What a great story! That is so neat.
~Michelle

Joy said...

That is the coolest thing ever! Totally warm-fuzzied here.

Andrea said...

I love reading stories like this!
Because of your blog, two people
became friends. You are a wonderful
person Cindy!

Andrea

Ginger said...

That's a great story. I love emailing back and forth with bloggers.
I met two gals in a chat room 13 years ago when we were collecting beanie babies and we started emailing back and forth. We are still friends and have met in person. We talk on the phone too.
Crazy world we live in. lol.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Great story....we make friends in extraordinary ways!
~Patti

Shari R. said...

Okay, so I have to tell you it is really, really weird seeing my face on your blog. LOL!

Thanks again Cindy for your role in helping me find my "soul sister." But do you think you could do one more thing? Do you suppose you could convince Debbie (and her family) to move to Florida now so we could have coffee and hit the thrift stores together on a regular basis??? :)

KarenB said...

That's so great! Any way you can make a new friend has got to be a great thing!

Martha said...

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Really Rainey said...

Cindy... you inadvertent match maker you!
Great post! Lifted my spirits, thank you!

~Really Rainey~

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh what a wonderful story.
How lovely.
love
Alison
x

Bodil said...

That is so wonderful!

I have met a Swedish women living here in America not far away from me through the blog. She and her daughter have just been here visting me.
It is so wonderful!

Thanks for sharing!

have a wonderful day!

Bodil.

Favorite Home To Visit said...

Hi Cindy, I am so jeolous with you over there...I am sooo far away from you, I wish I could be with you and make some friendship with some of the ladies from bloggerland...As I was very busy at the workshop, I Couldn't be able to follow you and my other favorites for a while but I am back...And I feel so excited when I read all your postings which I couldn't have chance to read them before...As usual, you have done a great job again by helping to be happened to a new friendship...

momof3girls said...

you never can tell where you will meet a kindered spirit- what a blessing!