Monday, May 12, 2008

Dreams Do Come True.........

Many months ago, I ran across a lady's blog from Wales....I was very new to reading blogs, I certainly didn't have one at the time.....I read her blog for several weeks before I had the nerve to leave a comment. A few weeks later I emailed her to tell her how much I enjoyed reading about her life in Wales and looking at pictures of her beautiful garden......

To my delightful surprise, the next morning I had a reply....to say I was thrilled is an understatement......thus began my friendship with Marion.....we are the same age, share our faith in Jesus, love our families, mutual gardening interests, enjoy our homes, among many other likes......

We often wrote how wonderful it would be to meet face to face....I have never flown and doubt that I ever will unless a dire emergency arises.....Marion is a retired travel agent and she and John are seasoned travelers.....Edward and I issued an invitation to come for a visit....and they graciously accepted. Six months ago we set a date ......and now the time is at hand.

On May 18th, we will meet them at the Atlanta airport....finally we will see them, Lord willing, and can actually embrace them....friend to friend.

They will be here for 12 days and we plan to travel some around our state and perhaps neighboring states......our church congregation is planning a 'southern church dinner' on the Sunday they will attend services with us. Our children and grandchildren are planning a special event in their honor......

So, dream dreams....sometimes they actually do come true....mine did......meeting someone from another side of the globe with like interests.....God is indeed very good......


Marion and John
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I won't be posting until the first of June probably unless Marion and I have time between visiting......and talking........and talking..........and talking...........
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26 comments:

Susie said...

This is truly a wonderful statement as to the very real friendships we form through blogging.
I always enjoy Marion's posts and I'm sure she'll be just as delightful in person.
Enjoy your time together and take some pictures to share!
hugs

Sue said...

Oh Betty, I am so happy for you and Marion. What a treat for her to enjoy your hospitality. Bless your hearts!
A belated Happy Mother's Day to you.
Hugs,
Sue

Rhondi said...

Hi Betty
I am so excited for you. That is going to be so much fun! We'll want to hear all about it.
Hugs, Rhondi

Mary said...

The bonds of friendship reach around the world, Betty. I'm so glad that Marion and John will be coming for a visit. Enjoy your time with them and take lots of photos. Then you will have much to blog about when the visit is over.

Take care of yourself and have loads of fun.
Blessings,
Mary

dot said...

That's great that you will be able to meet your friend. I hope ya'll have a great time together.
Looking forward to hearing about the visit!

ceekay said...

Thanks for coming by to visit me. I am so happy for you that you are going to visit with your friend. Enjoy the time!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

This is my 1st visit to your blog. I am so.. excited for you! I hope you have a wonderful visit! Terrie

Nonna said...

How exciting for all you to finally meet! I hope we get to hear all about their visit with you and see lots of pictures!! Have FUN!!!!

Beth said...

I am so looking forward to meeting Marion! I am sure you will have a wonderful visit!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I am so happy for you. I know you will have a great time. I just cannot imagine what a blessing to meet someone in such a way and to be able to see them face to face. Will see you when you can share with us your fulfilled dream as it plays out in your meeting with Marion in person. Have a great time. connie

texasmcvays said...

That is so cool. I hope you have a wonderful visit and I hope one day you are able to travel to Wales to visit her. Remeber God did not give us a spirit of fear! I love your blog its like a Titus 2 ministry to me.
Big Texas Blessings
Mrs. Kyle McVay (next time I'll just sign Kyle hopefully you'll remember I'm a gal.)

Ms.Daisy said...

Betty, I am so happy for you! What a wonderful visit you will have with Marion. I look forward to hearing all about it when you get to "bloggin' again!"

God Bless!

Ms. Daisy

Linda said...

Betty, this is just wonderful....meeting your friend and her hubby...we just never know what great things are ahead.
Your plans sound lovely and I wish you all such a happy visit. Look forward to hearing all about your adventure. All the best...hugs, Linda

Penless Thoughts said...

How wonderful!!!! I am so happy for you and can't wait to read and hear all about it. Be blessed and enjoy!!!!
Susan

Heidi said...

Hi Betty! My guests are now gone and our home is very quiet. We enjoyed the month even though I am very tired now. I must say it was very emotional to say goodbye to my mother this trip. I am now trying to stop in to visit many of my blogging friends that I have so missed. How fun then to read that you are also now having a fun get together with an overseas blogging friend. I am sure you will find that you really know each other and will have great fun actually spending time together. I look forward to hearing about when you return.

Hugs ~
Heidi

Betty said...

Oh Betty, what wonderful news. Isn't the internet just wonderful? My husband and children do not understand and do not like for me to talk to anyone online as they are afraid for me simply because they don't understand. Anyone who doesn't use the avenue to make new friends just doesn't understand. And to be able to actually meet these online friends is so amazing. I am so glad that you and Marion will finally get to meet.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

How wonderful Betty that you will finally be able to meet. I hope you all have a wonderful time! Aren't you glad you had the nerve then to leave Marion a comment? Friendship may sometimes be found in very unexpected places.

Jillian said...

Wow, Betty, what a great story! Some wonderful things can happen on the internet. This is also where I met my Dear Hubby. (although not on a blog... I didn't have one at the time.)

Have a great visit!

Joy said...

How exciting to get to meet her and her dh! Have a great time.

Kathy said...

Oh, Betty, I'm so happy for you! I met a woman from South Africa online 12 years ago and we have written daily ever since. We share age, family similarities, and faith. My online friendship is treasured. She plans a trip to visit me in the states within the next two years and I can't wait. Enjoy every minute of your visit with your special friend - and do plan to go to Wales next! God bless...Kathy

Barbara said...

Ywo days into Marion's visit now so I guess you will be becoming well aquainted. Can just imagine her in that sweet little guest house of yours.
Now I am waiting for your return visit. More dreams that you could ever imagined come true when living a life of faith.
Watch this space!

FourSistersInACottage said...

Oh Betty,
Your story gives me goosebumps as the Lord has given me so many wonderful friends thru the internet. My most favorite is finally meeting Anna and Bill from California and our friendship has continued thru the years only to grow stronger and stronger the time.
Hugs to you and YES, DREAMS DO COME TRUE!!!
Amy

Sue said...

Hi Betty,
Just popping in again to visit. Hope you are enjoying you company.
Hugs,
Sue

Linda said...

Happy Memorial and hope you are have just the best time with Marion and John. See you when you get back to blogging. Hugs, Linda

Carol said...

Awwww reading this brought tears to my eyes because I'm so so happy for you and Marion (and John and your hubby of course) that you could meet in up person! I hope you had a wonderful time together so far and will continue to have it!
Hugs and best wishes from Germany sends Carola

Glo said...

Yes God is good. How special that you can meet some fellow bloggers. Read you story on Sandy's blog. Have a wonderful & blessed time together.