Monday, April 04, 2011

my forever friend

a little over a year ago i received an email
inviting me to an all expenses paid weekend~
 a day at the spa, a photography workshop, fabulous dining,
two evenings of fellowship & then worship together that final morning.

i emailed the hostess & asked if i had accidentally been sent an invite meant for someone else.
while i had visited her blog a few times, we had never met.
nor had i met anyone else that had been invited.
we weren't facebook friends, i didn't have her cell number, nothing. 
talk about an extended blind date!
(well, you know what i mean)

she reassured me that i was the correct "paige"....
( she had hyperlinked my blog & another paige's blog on her own
....hence the thought that there might be some confusion).

i tell all about that amazing weekend right here.

little did i know this time last year,
was that the lord was opening the door to what would become a fantastic friendship.

ashley & i became fast friends.
i love that girl.
she is a wise entrepreneur, a super wife, a fabulous mama, & so much more.
she has been blessed with much
& generous with even more.

she is funky and humble and real and fun 
and she loves the lord.

i've been back to birmingham for a few more visits,
we headed to rosemary beach together,
& this past weekend she came to our home!
now my entire family loves her too!!

just affirmation that God can knit two hearts together
& form a forever friendship 
that began by reading each others blogs!


LLH Designs said...

I think I started reading your blog right about that time and remember being floored by this amazing invitation. I never imagined an "online friend" could become a beloved real life friend, but now I get it! I've got a few I'd love to meet in YOU!!!

You are one blessesd and loved lady, Paige!


The Avery House said...

So happy for y'all! I am glad you had such an awesome weekend and that you both have found a life long friend in each other. I don't personally know either of you but I think you both rock and I feel I know you in this little place called blog land. Isn't it awesome that even our Lord uses the cyber world for His purpose to bring friends together in His name.

Angela said...

I have to agree with you there. I have 2 or 3 blog friends--you being one-that I feel an attachment to. I have never met any of you but I feel a connection. Another is in Wilmington, NC, she does wall sayings and her heart near to the heart of God. I love it. She even donated a Wall Saying for my preschools Moments for Mom next week and she has never been there but just knows me through her blog and fb.

In January, I did an 11 day facebook fast asking God for the unexplainable--He granted my prayer for that moment and continues to answer them till now. How did I know this year would go this way? I digress, during that time I started reading blogs for that attachment from the outside world and encouragement that I seem to need. I found you through fb and a friend that I have known for years but I found blog after blog talking of God and what He has done in my friends lives. I love God and what He is doing for all of us.

Jboo said...

That is so sweet!! So true that bloggy friends are often real life friends too! Fabulous photos! :)

Hope you're having a great week!


Kristin said...

I am so glad that God found one another for you both to experience a new forever friendship. God is amazing like that. Makes me smile for you both and I know that you would each say that you are just tickled and blessed to know one another.

Alecia said...

I remember that fun story!!! So great that she got to meet the whole fam and they love her as well...God is sooo good to us! Praising Him for the way He orchestrated that meeting and blessed your hearts with sweet friendship! Puts a HUGE smile on my face!!!

Windy Ridge said...

Wow, awesome story!

MiJon said...

I have a couple of blog friends who i dream of meeting in person one day! The blog world can be such an inspiration and a blessing!

Kelli said...

Friendships like that are priceless. I love the way God brings women together.

Jeanneoli said...

I love this! Sweet ways that the Lord unexpectedly blesses us!