Saturday, July 25, 2009

Arizona Bloggers Face To Face & Heart To Heart

A little over a week ago I thought it would be wonderful to meet in person some of the Arizona bloggers before I move to Pennsylvania. So I placed an invitation to all Arizona bloggers to meet at Gooseberries in Phoenix for lunch. I was amazed at how many replied to my invitation! So many were unable to attend because of prior engagements but we still had 7 terrific ladies attend this beautiful lunch.

Back row from left to right: Marty of A Stroll Thru Life, Charlotte of At Home in Scottsdale and Charlotte's Weblog, Debbie of Heart Choices, Mary of Piles of Smiles, (me) ,

Bottom Row: Donetta of A Life Uncommon, Sherry of Country Wings in Phoenix

Sherry has been blogging only 5 weeks but she seems like she has been doing it all her life. She is such a beautiful person inside and out. Marty gave a wonderful testimony of God's faithfulness and healing.
Debbie and Mary look like twins! They had so much in common and have the sweetest hearts.
Beautiful Charlotte one of the sweetest women of faith I have met.
Mary was one of my first blogging friends when I started blogging a year ago. She is a faithful prayer warrior.
Donetta (in the middle) shared her incredible testimony that brought tears of joy to each of us.

I know that this will not be the last time these ladies will get together in person. I am so thankful I had a chance to meet each of these dear ladies face to face. I will miss the lunches in Phoenix, but I am so thankful that we will still be able to fellowship with one another through our blogs - heart to heart.

Thank you ladies for such a blessed time of fellowship, prayers, and gifts. You are all so special and life long friends! God bless you all!


sara said...

that is so awesome!!! Looks like you all had a great time!!

Debbie Petras said...

Well said, we will be able to fellowship heart to heart! I loved our lunch together. I was thrilled to hear the good news about your biopsy. PTL! And I'll be praying about the move and housing situation Michele.

I feel like singing that song "God Be With You Til We Meet Again". At the end of every year of BSF, we all joined hands and sang that song. It always brings tears to my eyes because the reality is we don't know when we'll meet again. The Lord knows and we will be spending eternity together so we'll really have time to get caught up.

Karen said...

That is so great that you all were able to get together...the pictures are wonderful! May the Lord bless each of you....

Denise said...

So nice that you were able to meet these wonderful ladies.

Simply Debbie said...

Dear Michelle,
I just have a second but I will be back tonight to comment some more.........the BEE....we are destined to be friends for life.
I am Debbie, Amy's mother, and Sherry's sister..........but foremost I am the Child of The King, Lord Jesus Christ, on my own journey....
stop by and see me....JUST YESTERDAY I added my bee cursor after I told a brief story about the bee.....I am doing the happy dance.......gotta go for now
you are just awesome....look forward to meeting you....I am still ever so slowly making my way around to all you arizona ladies at the tea and all 85 people who responded to sherry's post...A call to all angels to pray
awesome....look forward to talking with you
angel hugs

bp said...

I'm so glad you all got to meet and fellowship. I saw some pictures at Charlotte's blog last week and was glad to see a few more here! I need to go check out some more of the Arizona blogging ladies!

Cathy said...

That is so wonderful you all got to meet each other!

♪♪Melody♪♪ and Puddin said...

What a great thing to do. So happy that you guys could all get together that way.