Friday, July 25, 2014

SURPRISE!

I mentioned last Friday that I surprised a blog friend while I was in Florida. I have been following Christine's Home and Travel Adventures for several years now. She has the most impressive collection of tableware you will ever find and does amazing tablescapes. 

Over time we have talked about meeting up when we were both in Florida. She use to live in Florida and now her daughters live their so she visits often. (I'm not sure about her other children.) Actually she bought a second house in Florida recently. It seemed that every time she was in Florida I was here at home and visa versa! 

Just before I left for Florida I saw that she posted about a Fund Raiser that they were having for her precious twin granddaughter Rea who had been diagnosed with childhood cancer. It was going to be on June 28th and I was still going to be in the area. I didn't tell her I was in town because I just wasn't sure if I could make it. 

Well as it turned out I realized that I would be able to go and decided to surprise her. I didn't plan on staying long because they had a few hundred people expected to show up and we had a graduation party to attend. I will share some photos with you that I took but you really have to go over and read the post that she wrote about my surprise. It made my heart smile......

Christine's Post:

Rev It Up Trike-a Thon for Rea and 

Meeting Debby of Just Breathe


Christine, it was my pleasure to finally 
meet you in person!

19 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

What a deeply caring gesture on your part! Isn't amazing, the friendships we develop here in the blog world?

Sandra said...

so glad you got to attend, i read her post and what a good turnout they had. so very sad when a small child is so sick.. prayers for her and the family. your dad does look super

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: your dad looks so much like mine. But in the last couple of years, my dad has become a whole lot more frail ... thankfully your dad still looks great for 91!

What a nice thing you did for your bloggy friend!

Terri D. said...

I have had wonderful experiences meeting my blogging friends in person! I will go read Christine's post, and enjoyed yours very much!

Empty Nester said...

That was great! I'm so glad you got to meet a fellow, friend blogger! I went over and read her post too. I love the pictures of you and your dad looks marvelous!

TexWisGirl said...

how very sweet. and bless her granddaughter!

Little Penpen said...

God bless little Rea! So glad you and your dad were able to attend!

xinex said...

I was so touched and happy by your surprise visit, Debby. It made our fundraising day even more special. Thank you so much, Debby.....Christine

Blackberry Lane said...

Such a sweet and thoughtful gesture. God bless Rea.

NanaNor's said...

Debby, What a blessing to meet in person. I've been able to meet two ex-bloggers(they stopped blogging this year)and we always have such fun together. I'm going over to visit Christine's blog now.
Have a great weekend.
Noreen

HOOTIN ANNI said...

How wonderful that you finally got to meet. And if your visits are anything like my meeting up with online friends...they're even MORE sweet in person.

Bless her granddaughter.

Michelle F said...

That is such a blessing.

A friend of mine and her online friend have made plans to meet each other next summer. It has to be a blessing and fun too.

betty said...

That was a sweet post she wrote, Debby, especially having to deal with such a hard thing with a little one with cancer :(

I am glad you were able to surprise her! I bet it took her a minute to put it all together when she heard your voice and saw your face! Love when things like this happen!

betty

Mara said...

Surprises are always good (unless they are from the tax office, in which case...). I always think it is so nice to finally put the person behind the blog as well. And it seems that you two hit it off!

Becca said...

It is always so much fun to meet up with friends that you haven't met before! I'm so glad you were able to make it work!

Hilary said...

I love that you got to meet your blog buddy! So much fun!

KC Bob said...

How cool Debby! Love the pics over at Christine's blog. I have met a few bloggers over the years and have so enjoyed putting a voice to the photos.

Also resonate with the sentiment expressed in your last image.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Debby, so glad you were able to meet Christine; it's a memory for a lifetime.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I love you were able to do this! What an amazing cause. My prayers are with their family.

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