Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Bloggy Friend Turned Real Life

What a fun day, Ty and I had. Sweet Melba and little Charlie stepped out from the computer screen and came to visit us, today!!! It's the first time I've had the opportunity to love on a bloggy friend in real life...SO FUN! I told Melba it was like meeting a celebrity for the very first time.

I would not have survived my journey without her and am hopeful we'll continue walking through motherhood together, in both spheres...bloggy and real.Melba is even more lovely, in person. She does motherhood with grace and gentility, pouring her soul into sweet Charlie. She has a beautiful heart and Charlie is her life...she thoughtfully considers him at every turn. We are kindred spirits her and I...
It was so cool to be able to talk to someone who walked and is walking in my shoes. I don't think I've ever had more fulfilling conversation. Threads of understanding ran through our day, as we talked about our experiences...our pain...dreams for our boys... Our boys. I still can't believe I can say that...
Their stories are different, their coloring opposite...but one truth remains the same. These precious baby boys are God-given miracles. Long awaited, much anticipated, out-of-the-box, very expensive, well worth the wait, heart cry...miracles.

I hope they're buddies for life.

23 comments:

  1. That is so awesome! I'm glad for you and I must say, those are two gorgeous little men!
    Cindie Bass

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  2. I'm so happy that you two got to meet each other. You are both such sweet, kind people - you can tell from everything you write.

    The pictures are great!

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  3. OH it just melts my heart. I love hearing you say "your boys." What a blessing. Both of the boys stories are so amazing and they have so much to share with eachother as they grow up together. :)

    Rebekah

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  4. How cool! I had no idea that you two lived close enough that you could visit. What an amazing day that must have been and what beautiful baby boys! :)

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  5. That is so precious. They are adorable. That is cool that you can meet someone outside the blogging world after bloggging to each other and now going through the same thing with one and other. That is so awesome and cool. I love reading about the adventure you are all going through after the heart ache of waiting to adopt that you can have this happiness and excitment in the end it awesome to watch and hope that some day I can too feel that feeling. That is so cool and hope they are also friends for life.

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  6. how exciting! :) i'm sure it was an absolutely wonderful day!! i find it soooo soul warming to be in the company of those who have traveled in similar shoes. :)

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  7. oh so fun! I follow Melba's blog too. Charlie and Ty are both so precious! we are looking forward to the 30th!

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  8. Oh my goodness I could just eat them they are so yummy. Ty is so used to the paparazzi he's like "whatev"

    Too, too cute!

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  9. What a great day! You both are an inspiration and it does help to talk to someone IRL who has walked the same journey as you and can truely understand your feelings and emotions. I know just from the support I get in bloggy world on the journey I have been on and then contiune even in motherhood and then to be able to meet that person - what an amazing day for you two!!!!

    So glad you two were able to meet. The pictures are just beautiful!

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  10. How cute are they? Sweet prayed for baby boys!

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  11. Oh, girls, that is SO exciting! I have been so encouraged by both you and Melba...maybe some time when I'm in Detroit visiting my brother and his family I can meet you two as well :)

    Thanks for the beautiful pictures and sharing your hearts with us!!

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  12. How awesome for the two of you! I am a bit jealous....LOL! I have followed both of you for awhile, and you BOTH have been instrumental in my latest adoption journey! So glad you finally got to meet up! I love the photos of the boys!
    Hugs, Jill

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  13. That is far too much fun! I hope to meet some of you (OR ALL) in RL some day! I'm jealous, I want to cuddle your babies too! I'm so excited that you got to meet!

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  14. Love that last photo, so cute!

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  15. Oh you are SO incredibly sweet, and I love this blog post! It's funny, I wrote mine before reading yours (which was hard, but I forced myself!) and we said some pretty similar things. :)

    I really had a great time today, and I am so happy we finally got together. Ty is even better in person, and I love, love, love that our beautiful boys are so close in age and that we get to be moms together!!!

    Hugs,

    Melba

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  16. Very cool that you both got to meet each other...I follow you both.

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  17. awesome, this is just so great...your boys are going to be friends for life...

    wonderful! you two are such an inspiration to so many!!!
    Thanks!!!

    m:)

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  18. I'm so glad that you and Melba had the opportunity to meet and spend some time together. You both have been an inspiration to so many people, myself included! The little guys are amazing and I hope they will become great friends, just like their mommies :)

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  19. How sweet! Thats so awesome you got to meet a blogger friend!!!

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  20. they look adorable together :)

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  21. OUR GOD IS AN AWESOME GOD!!!!

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  22. Awe.........I'm jealous you two!!!
    You live in the same place/area?!
    How great is that?!
    She took wonderful pics in the other post!

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