Yesterday I got to meet a friend in person whom I have known for 5 1/2 years but only through reading blogs!
Heather, of a Place of Quiet Rest, and I each drove half way to meet in the middle and enjoy lunch together.
And my French Onion Soup!
The pepper steak sandwich:
We had no idea exactly what the restaurant would be like but it was perfect for a long afternoon chat!
It was really special to be able to talk at length and to fill in the blanks of things that are left unsaid on blogs. And of course we got on as if we had been face-to-face friends all these years. God has blessed Heather with a beautiful, gentle spirit which is reflected on her blog and, I know, in her home. She is very gifted in the homemaking arts and I have learned many things from reading her blog over the years.
We couldn't end the day without stopping in at the local Salvation Army and Goodwill thrift stores!!!! Ha ha ha! We did have so much fun! And Heather so kindly bestowed upon me three huge bags of felted wool to use for my flowers. (Not to mention four jars of her amazing homemade jams which I can't wait to try!)
We should never take for granted what a gift friends are and can be! And it is amazing how the internet can be a positive means for finding and fostering such gifts.