Five Minute Friday | Meet

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I have never met one of my best friends. That sounds like the lie in one of those youth group “tell two truths and a lie” games. But it’s totally true. We often joke about meeting “in real life”…but she lives in New England. I live in the Midwest. We joke about buying houses next door to one another and sending our kids to the same special needs preschool. I want Brogan to teach Adelaide to walk. She wants Adelaide to teach Brogan to sign. We met through an online special needs group and became instant friends. But I don’t even know what she sounds like…other than video clips. And I doubt that is her actual voice. On video clips, I sound like the Lollipop Guild. We have kiddos with polymicrogyria and seizures. I can be completely honest with her about anything related to special needs and she never judges me. She always has something sarcastic to say, but is filled with helpful Scripture. She is an inspiration to me…her son had a very rough start and has continued to prove doctors wrong. She is also a dance instructor, and you know how I feel about dancing. I think the most amazing thing about Bethany: she pours herself out. In a world where most people look out for their own, Bethany reached out to a scared mom in a Facebook group. A stranger. She knows my deepest fears about Adelaide, my childhood trauma, and the things that make me laugh when I’m having a tough day. And I really hope I get to meet her someday. So I can tease her in person for being a Patriots fan.

Time’s up.

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12 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday | Meet

  1. Marie says:

    Hi, there! Visiting from the FMF link-up.

    This is a really sweet post. It amazes me how God uses the internet to draw people together. How wonderful that you were able to connect with someone who understands your situation in an intimate way!

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  2. mghollis38 says:

    Believe it or not, I’ve never met my “sister” either. She’s one of my best friends that I met online, and we’ve talked on the phone, but never met in person. Sometimes you don’t have to know them in person to know that they are good people.

    Hugs,
    Melinda
    (visiting from FMF)

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  3. unspeakablejoymccoy says:

    It’s so neat to find someone who is going through things in life as yourself. I have two children with very severe food allergies and eczema. We’ve been to doctors all over the U.S. (Dallas, UCLA, Boise, etc.) and everyone is stumped on their cases being so rare. It is nice to meet someone who has been through similar issues. That’s really cool that you found someone online, even though you may not have met them in person yet. Sometimes, we just need someone who can hear what we go through. Thankfully, we also have God who can also be that listening ear. I hope you get to meet your friend soon. Blessings, Carrie

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    • Lyndse says:

      Yes, it has been a blessing. Prayers for your kiddos. Our youngest daughter has issues with food allergies. Did an eoe study, and trial meds, and specialists at Children’s. Now, we are just staying away from several foods and weaned her at 19 months. I can now eat dairy, wheat, gluten, cocoa, peaches, and eggs again! Hoping you get your answers!

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  4. Anita Ojeda says:

    It’s nice to ‘meet’ someone new at FMF :). Isn’t it amazing how social media and technology have changed the meaning of community and friendships? I’ve met one of the FMF gals, and I hope to meet a few more writing/blogging friends this summer :).

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  5. Tara says:

    What a gift! I hope you are able to meet in real life someday too.

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  6. Sandrax says:

    Great post!!! How blessed you are to have such a friend like her!!! You are so rich!!!

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