Personally, I would never believe that people I meet online would actually be people that I could meet in person. The world of blogs has connected me with several like-minded men and women, and on Friday Jim and I had the pleasure of spending several hours with a family that we met online.
I have a link in my sidebar to Ramona’s blog: adoption316. She ministers to families who plan to adopt, or who have already adopted, older children. She counsels from experience — 9 children at home representing several different countries. You really need to go to her blog to read of her adventures!
We all ate lunch together and they asked us questions about our lives, but we were more interested in hearing their diverse stories. Quick to smile and laugh, each one had a unique perspective on life and family based on their own personal history. It was a fascinating time, to say the least.
Let me encourage you to pray for each member of this family as they grow together in their understanding of each other and of the Lord.
(And thanks, Trey, for being my personal tech support…)