Serendipity

July 25, 2005 Categories: This and That | 4 Comments  

I’ve read on many of your blogs the wonderful chances you’ve had to meet in “real life” people who read your blog, or vice versa. It always amazes me to realize what a small world this is. But since I live in a very rural area in northeastern Washington state, I doubted this would ever happen to me. It’s not like anyone just “passes through” our town. We’re not really on the way to anywhere, and if we are, there’s usually a faster, more convenient way to get there.

Well, three weeks ago as I was clicking the “Random Blog” button over on the Homeschool Blogger site, I came across a title that said, “Anyone out there from…” and listed a town ten minutes from us. The post went on to say that this family was moving from the coast (what we easterners call the western half of the state) and wanted to know if there was anyone out there from our area who homeschooled! I was delighted and responded to her post. To make a long story short, they moved two weeks ago, and we will be meeting at the park Thursday morning to visit and get to know each other and let the kids play. Then we’ll head over to the library for a medieval fair they are putting on as part of the summer reading program.

I am excited, not only because I’ve never met any of my blog friends in “real life”, but also because she has daughters. My daughter has very few friends her age. (And no, it’s not due to lack of socialization — don’t get me started!) Our church seems to have a glut of boys age 1 to 10 and not many girls. She met one girl who she really clicked with, but her family serves as missionaries to the Ukraine and she was only here for two days.

So we will be heading to the park on Thursday, both of us girls excited to meet new friends. It is truly a small world.

4 Comments

  1. Carol G

    Very cool, Carrie. It seems like a God-thing. I hope you are all blessed!

  2. razorbackmama

    How fun! We actually aren’t all that far apart – about an hour maybe??? LOL actually we’re in the same county (but our county is so big LOL!)! Maybe sometime we can meet since we are somewhat close!

  3. Ron

    We could not be much further away from you and still be on the same continent. It’s good to have another HSer close by to talk to.

  4. another lisa

    I hope it goes well, especially for your daughter! I have two painfully shy girls who have had a hard time making friends over the years… so I am always on the look out for potential new friends (whether online or in our neighbourhood!) And who knows… maybe someday one of us blog friends will take a road trip your way!! (I have always wanted to drive from Vancouver down to San Francisco… is that anywhere near you guys??)