Monday, July 29, 2013

My Pen Pal


So….we drove to town to see sofia – my kids and I. 
We got to her place of work and my children…
who had been held hostage in the car
for just over eight hours were off the chain. 
They were so excited to meet her. 

Ok – so let me back up and tell you a funny story….

we’re driving and my child asks me,
“When is the last time you saw your friend, mommy?”
“Um, well, never.  I’ve written to her and I chat with her,
but I’ve never met her.” I reply.

“Oh, so she’s your pen pal.” He says….

Hmmmmm…..well…….kinda

So, I text her when we arrive and she comes down.
(don’t worry, I used hands free texting)

She walks out of the building and has her phone in her hand –
the one that we just texted each other from.
She looks just like her pictures!
She's looks beautiful.
She's looks confident.
She's looks graceful.

All of a sudden …

I’m nervous. 
I have a momentary…
oh, Shit! moment where I think….
what if?
Was this a good idea? 
What am I doing? 
What if she doesn’t like me?

Then I waive and she sees me and smiles
and 
I’m here in the moment.

I step out of my car and to her 
and hug her.
(I’m a hugger…I like to hug everyone)
Introductions are made and
We go up to her office.

So….indeed, she has a slight drawl and
a kind spirit which precedes her. 
She watches and listens and is calm. 

I feel like I’ve brought in a tornado
with the volume of my children’s voices
and the frenetic pace at which they share information. 

She’s gracious. 
She’s lovely. 
She’s comfortable in her skin.

Her work place has to be one of the most lovely spaces.
Full of character.
Full of charm!
Full of peace. 
Full of positive energy. 
It’s comfortable and inviting. 
Funny, all of those things apply to sofia as well.

Our visit feels kinda like a hit and run.

We talk and my kids…spew information.
- in the way kids excitedly do :) 

Then, as quickly as we arrive,
The kids and I are off to the hotel to relax and swim.

We’ll meet her and her Sir for dinner…
(but that will have to come on the next post)

16 comments:

  1. Wow i think its wanderful to have to meet up with someone from here, i can understand the initial nerves though....i would be like that.

    x

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    1. I didn't think I would be nervous at all...I wanted this. REALLY did! But, there they were. Oh well.

      hugs,
      fiona

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  2. What kind words!! It was so much fun to meet you all. Can't wait to hang out this morning!

    sofia

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    1. Thanks for everything sofia....It was great to meet you in person and hear your lovely drawl.

      hugs,
      fiona

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  3. What a great meeting, can't wait to hear more.
    hugs abby

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    1. Thanks abby....we'll have to meet sometime!

      hugs,
      fiona

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  4. I'm so happy for you! I would love to meet my blog sisters IRL. and your kids sound fun, and delightful. I can't wait to hear the rest.

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    1. Thanks monkey! We are all kind of an amazing sisterhood, aren't we? It's fabulous!

      hugs,
      fiona

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  5. How fun to meet! I'd love to meet my "friend" or pen pal (My kiddos use that term too!) But she lives across the ocean!
    Good for you two meeting up! can't wait to read more.

    -Emi

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    1. Isn't that too funny...pen pals! Maybe sometime - oceans can be crossed!!! I'll keep my fingers crossed!

      hugs,
      fiona

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  6. Read both of your posts and how wonderful to see each other in person! You two were destined to meet I think :)

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    1. Thanks DF....why destined?

      hugs,
      fiona

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  7. I am so glad you had a good visit.

    Hug,
    joey

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  8. I'm meeting a friend whom I know on line in October and I'm very excited. So glad to hear your meeting went well.

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    1. Wahooooo! That is fabulous! Can't wait to hear about your adventure!

      hugs,
      fiona

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I appreciate them all and will endeavor to answer EVERY comment if at all possible!

THANK YOU
-fiona