Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Some Say Bloggers, I Say Friends & Neighbors!

It's hard to believe it was only a short three weeks ago I found a blogger friend from Mississippi using the Blogger search tool. Turns out she not only lives in Mississippi but also lives in the same town as me. Please say hello to Kathy from over at Kat's Korner. She is my first blogger friend to meet in person along with Rose from over at Sugar Plum Cottage (sorry I did not get a picture of Rose that day before she had to leave to go to work).

Turns out Kathy's daughter and my son, Ben, attended school together and were even in the same classroom in kindergarten. That year of kindergarten was the very same year I went through chemotherapy and Kathy says she remembers praying for "Ben's Mom" that year. And to top it all off Kathy, Rose and myself all live about one mile from each other! Small world right?

Mississippi Magnolia Southern Belles Luncheon:

It's been a blessing to me meeting Kathy and Rose and through them I've been able to meet other bloggers from Mississippi. This past Friday Kathy, my husband and I drove to Flowood, MS and attended the Mississippi Magnolia Southern Belles Luncheon hosted by Lady Katherine from over at Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor.

What a wonderful time we had meeting and getting to know each other. Pictured above from left are Kathy, Donna, from Sunny Side Of The Sun Porch, Christine, from Christine's Home and Travel Adventures, myself, and Lady Katherine.

Donna & Christine

Lady Katherine & Terry

Thank you so much Katherine for hosting such a wonderful and beautiful luncheon. Who knew when I read that fortune cookie, it would lead me to sitting at one of your lovely Tablescapes?

Christine & John

Kathy & I

I am so thankful for each and every blogger friend I have. When I first began this blog, I had only intended to journal some of my life experiences for my grandchildren. Who knew I would come to know so many beautiful people, not only through their blogs, but as an added blessing, a few in person as well! What a journey this has been!

Me & my Hubby


Susan said...

I am so happy for you and this group of friends God is putting together. I truly feel God is using our blogland to make connections in The Spirit and for His plans and purposes even beyond what we have a glimpse of yet. It is so fun and exciting!!!

Rose said...

How wonderful to find someone in the same town as you. I love the pics of all of you. And another "Rose" how fun is that. Thanks for sharing the pictures of your day out!

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

I am so sorry I didn't get to make it but I thought I might be getting the Flu and No Way was I going to expose our Lady Katherine to that! I'm glad you all had such a great time! :)

Amrita said...

How wonderful that Kathy and you met.

Its true what you say about bloggers, we truly are a community and neighbours

D said...

Hi, Debra,
Great pics, and lovely music.
Didn't we have a great time?


Anonymous said...

How fun! Sounds like God is STILL in the business of bringing people together!

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, You got a picture of the Corner Bakery Cafe! I was trying to get Terry to let us go back down to get one! I held off posting just in case we got to go. I finally did my post! lol So nice to meet you and I am so glad you to the dare for a new adventure! I am sure you will be so glad you did! For I know I am so happy you did. Now has Wallace eaten all his cake? Terry has finished off his bags of fudge! lol

xinex said...

How wonderful for you to have friend bloggers for neighbors. Debra. I wish I could find someone here too but no such luck yet. I really enjoyed meeting you all and enjoying all the pictures. I copied your pictures. I am hoping we can get together again someday soon, maybe we can meet in Natchez and walk through the antique shops here. I am praying for both you and Katherine....Christine

Colleen said...

How wonderful for you! I know what you mean about the community in the blogging world. I have made some wonderful friends, including you! God bless.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

wow i got shivers when you said she prayed for ben's mom!

smiles, bee

Grayquill said...

That was a fun post to read. Your husband has one of those faces that shines when he smiles. He seems to fit very well next to you.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for letting me go with you and Wallace....I enjoyed every minutes of the time with ya'll. I had a great time with ya'll and all the other Mississpi friends....we will have to do this again when Katherine is back on her feet...Have a wonderful week and weekends..kathy

Buttercup said...

What fun! Wish there wasn't 1500 miles between here and there.

Maxine said...

That is so nice!! I have yet to meet one in person other than the ones I knew already. Thanks for those pictures. I thoroughly enjoyed them.

jennifer said...

That looks like SOOO much fun! I'm glad you had a good time.

I really like your sassy short hair cut!

Anonymous said...

Hey Debra,
Thanks for stopping by...I still love your story...You did a wondrful post on the southern Belles...So sweet! Hope you are having a great week and weekends...Going out of town tomorrow and will be back Sunday...Keep my bother in law in your prayers...Marlin. I am praying for your son in law...Love ya my friend..kathy