I’ve been blogging for about a year now, and since then, a whole new world has opened up to me that I hadn’t known before! I don’t do Facebook, or any other sort of social media, so blogging was my very first experience in online socializing. And it’s been a positive one: I love it! It’s an outlet for me, a chance to organize my thoughts and share them with others. And since I write better than I speak, I am able to feel more satisfaction in my ability to communicate than I usually do, since my attempts at sharing my ideas verbally are sometimes…clumsy.
Blogging has also been an opportunity to know what other people are writing about. When I get a comment from someone else who also has a blog, I usually check out their’s, too. That’s how I’ve been introduced to some really great sites!
Today, I am thrilled to share with you my recent experience in meeting–face-to-face–one of my favorite bloggers! This is a first for me, and I am so excited to tell you about it.
This is Diana, and her beautiful family. She is a dresses/skirts only, headcovering lady. Her blog is Trust and Obey, containing A LOT of information for those interested in home education; pregnancy issues, including hyperemesis gravidarum; posts related to the life of a Christian family wanting to follow God in EVERY area; and including many helpful links to other really awesome websites. I encourage you to check out her site.
She was even better in real life than online!
Diana was warm-hearted, gracious, and friendly. I noted that she managed her words wisely and kindly, and I very much admired her composure.
I am so in awe of how much Diana knows about homeschooling, home birth, and a host of other topics. We talked about a variety of different subjects, and she showed herself to be knowledgeable in many areas. I wish we had had more time to talk, since I really enjoyed our conversation. I feel that I can learn a lot from her.
Her children were sweet, polite, and well-behaved. Her oldest son impressed me with his imaginativeness and his love for acting out history while playing.
Her husband was friendly, outgoing, and very helpful with their children. I loved seeing the way he cared for his family.
We had such a nice time together; it was worth it! Thank you, Diana, for meeting with me; I am so thankful that we had the chance!
So, this was a new experience for me related to blogging. But, even though we tend to think of online activities as separate from real life, the 2-dimensional version we see of their lives (since we’re looking at a computer screen, and not seeing them face-to-face) can often be an accurate reflection of their true selves. This may not always be true, but in Diana’s case, yes, I believe it was refreshingly the case.