True friends are those who really know you but love you anyway.”
– Edna Buchanan
Serendipity: An unsought, unintended or unexpected discovery or occurrence made by accident.
I created http://hearttoheart.wordpress.com/ in February 2007. I find writing to be a great way to process life. Kristina The Home Engineer was the first blogger I read with any regularity. I was struck by her transparency….a real person who didn’t claim to always have it all together. You can read her story here. She became a role model for me as I tried to find my blogging “voice.”
Imagine for a moment someone finding a diary- your diary, they read it, not to be nosey , but to discover the owner. They read your inner most thoughts, They read about your high lights, low lights, struggles, insecurities, joys, goals, fears. In the end they get in touch , you meet….and discover, you have made a friend .
Something like that happened to me this past weekend, someone who has been reading “my stuff” (the blog) since last August came to visit. It was a profound experience. Unconditional acceptance in marriage is a gift. My wife and I have it- most of the time ;-)
Then to experience unconditional acceptance in a friendship is a gift I never imagined when I started blogging.