I've never met most co-bloggers, but there are a couple I've been privileged to know from way back in the day.
Take Jenny at Jenny Wren's Nest for instance. She was part of a Bible study which met years ago at my church. I was in a weird place in life, depressed but not recognizing that fact yet, searching, frustrated, discontent, not really wanting to connect with other women but wanting something ... spiritual, I guess.
So I figured a "safe" Bible study would be one called, "Our Jewish Roots." After all, that sounded impersonal and simple--just what I was looking for.
On the first day, once it got started, I quickly found out I was in the wrong place with the wrong people. This was "WOMEN'S MINISTRY." [Groan.]
But God intended for me to be there, and I grew to love the group of women who attended, and Jenny was one of them. All along, they were the right people.
Anyway, Jenny is a fairly new blogger, still working out the kinks of balancing blogging and mothering and privacy and technical issues. This week she came into my office to say hello and handed me the above picture.
It seems that her husband had torn it from a magazine and said, "Here is Linda Crow, pouring a 2nd Cup of Coffee." And we both had a good laugh at that.
So, you know, sometimes bloggers are the recipients of fame and golden opportunities, like Deuce on The Today Show, or BooMama at the Dove Awards, but I, I bring out the homespun Heartland adulation: Rooster pages ripped from farming magazines. I love it!