A couple of months ago I was hanging around facebook (I tend to do that frequently) and on my friend Missy's page was a post from an Emily. Assuming it was her daughter, because of the comment made, I decided to write her a note and comment on her blog posts to a website that I also contribute to. Well, I received a post on my wall from Emily. Only problem (at the time) was that she told me she thought I had the wrong Emily, but that was OK. She then added me as her friend. I was so embarrassed, I apologized and wanted to slink away. I received another post from her, then I sent another, then... well you get the picture. Before the end of the day Emily and I felt as if we had known each other for years. We commented back and forth daily. A few weeks after our chance "meeting" my friend Missy noticed one of the comments between Emily and I. She asked "do you two know each other?"
I sat here and giggled, and wrote back that yes we did, but I wouldn't tell her how. Emily didn't tell her either. A few days later I found another friend request from another Emily. It was actually from the Emily I thought I was originally commenting to. (The Emily's are very good friends) My first Em, told the second Em the story and thought it sounded funny. So, I have two Emily's as friends. But, that is not the end of the story. Not by a long shot! After Emily, Missy's daughter, heard the story and told her mom. The loop was complete.
I don't believe that God makes mistakes! NOPE! He has a purpose for everything under the sun. Emily the first friend, and I have truly become friends. We talk back and forth several times a week. We have become kindred spirits! We share prayer requests and talk about problems. We talk to each other in confidence, and don't feel strange about it at all. Our posts usually end with "I love you" or "hugs" and" hope to see you soon" and so on.
We were going to actually meet a few weeks ago, but something happened and Emily could not visit Ohio. I was so disappointed, and so was Emily. My heart almost hurt.
Well, on Friday October 9, I will get to meet my two Emily's because they are BOTH coming to Ohio! They are coming together! I am so excited. It gets pretty lonely around here. I sometimes get desperate for female interaction! When one of our boys brings a girl home, (which is NOT a frequent thing) I grab her and talk. I need female conversation! Even Jeff comments about there should be more girls around here to balance out all of the guys. When the boys (I should say men) are home, they bring friends, and there are more guys here than I can count. So... I need female companionship!
God has heard my cry and I get some this weekend! YAY.
Mistake? I don't hardly think so. God knew my heart and how I have been feeling. I have been missing Liz so much and the mother-daughter conversations, laughing, and just doing things together. God plopped new friends in my life. No, they will not take the place of Liz, but have certainly earned a place of honor in my heart. My new friends. So Emily 1 and Emily 2- you are a most welcome addition to my heart and life!
I AM SO EXCITED!