I’m having a really hard time sitting still today. It is kind of dark and gloomy outside and the weather forecasters are calling for rain, but even that isn’t getting me down.
A while back (I can’t even remember how long ago really) I came across a blog and got instantly sucked into it. It was the blog of a single mom struggling with parenting, dating, and everything else that life brings. I suppose the thing that really got me hooked was that she has a son named Zachary that is only a few weeks younger than my Zach. One day I decided to leave a comment on one of her posts. Shortly after that we started e-mailing each other. Then we moved on to IM’s and even a few phone calls now and then. Now my day just doesn’t feel complete unless we’ve at least chatted for a few minutes and checked in with each other.
I read blogs every day and have many friendships with people whose faces I have never seen. We converse, we support each other, we laugh, and even sometimes cry at each others’ posts. We form true bonds and friendships through the shiny computer screen, but at the end of the day those people are hundreds or even thousands of miles away.
Tonight I will finally meet Not So Pregnant and her beautiful son Zac in person. They are coming up to KC for the weekend and I can barely contain my excitement. It is a bit scary to be meeting someone that I feel like I know so well already. While I am a tad bit nervous, I really have no doubts that we will get along wonderfully. I keep thinking about meeting Amanda last October and how easy and comfortable it was to talk to her when she visited.
Besides the fact that I finally get to meet NSP, Zach and Zac will finally meet as well. I really hope that they have a great time playing together and I guarantee there will be plenty of cute pictures to share when the weekend is over.
As I write this post I have myself wondering why I have never met up with any local KC bloggers. Perhaps someday I will get over my shyness and social awkwardness and try to set something up. I can think of at least four of you I read on a daily basis that I would love to meet. Anyone interested?