I have friends in my life that I know much better in cyberspace than I do in real life. My Blogger Friend Liz is one of those. I believe I stumbled onto her blog, Eternal Lizdom, through Indiana Auditions. She's a theatre person and a mom, (but make no assumptions about her titles--that's what it says on her blog), so we have that in common. She works; I don't...much anyway. Her kids are young; mine are older. She writes about her children, her life, her causes in life. I feel a connection with her even though our physical social circles don't link. I read her blog. She writes a lot. She reads mine. I don't write that much. But it's a comfort to me to know she's out there. She's on FaceBook, too, so we're doubly connected.
So we recently got to meet. Knowing that she's a theatre person, I invited her to bring Teagan, her daughter, to one of the matinees for "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever".
And so she came--and brought Teagan. I immediately scared Teagan to death by being 'overly familiar' with her, but gosh, I feel like I know her. I feel like I know Liz. It was great to meet her, although I didn't have much time to spend since I was the director of the show and in charge of the massive movement of students in and out of the auditorium. But I had seats for them in the front, and I showed them around backstage. It was a joy to share my world with them. I think she's hoping that Teagan clicks into theatre (so LIZ can get back into it, too--believe me, it's much easier to be a theatre person when your KIDS are involved, too!!!) and I hope I moved her a little closer to that. ;-)
So Liz, my blogger/FaceBook friend, we continue to have that cyberspace connection. I enjoy our friendship and I love knowing you're out there. Give your kids a hug for me; keep what's important close; and keep writing.