Monday, February 05, 2007

Bloggers meet! :) (for Sean's page- click here)

About a year ago I stumbled upon a blogger who was a soldier in Iraq-
He had only been blogging for a few weeks, just like me.

In 2004 and 2005 I led a group that wrote letters to people who were sick/in the hospital, and next we added soldiers (who were out of the country) to our list.
In particular we wrote to soldiers that were friends of, or were related to someone we knew personally.
I was thrilled when I came across Sean's blog because it enabled me to keep writing to someone in Iraq, and it gave me chance to make a new friend.

Sean was in my area for some training exercises over the last 2 weeks, and I got to spend 90 minutes with him this morning at a local mall.
We talked the whole time! (well, if you know me...getting me to be quiet is difficult! lol)

Anyway- I wasn't sure if our schedules would work out- but they did :) It was a lot of fun and I hope we can coordinate our schedules again before he returns to Iraq at the end of the year.

Thanks was so nice to meet you! I hope next time I get to cook dinner for you! :)

***If any of you have a chance to meet a blog friend- be sure to do it. It really is special~ :)


Scary Monster said...

Looks like you two had a great time. Me might just get the chance to hook up with someone from the blogworld next month. Me will let you know how it goes.
Will also check out Seans blog after me is done here.

leelee said...


I'm happy you 2 got the chance to meet...we all hit the blog world around the same time..I'm a big fan of Sean's and of you cool..


schaumi said...

good for the both of you, mayden. glad you had a good time.
one of my resolutions for this year is to meet up with a blogging buddy or 2.

Serena Joy said...

That's so great that the two of you got the chance to meet. It looks like you had a wonderful time together.:)

Baron Ectar said...

Wow what a light you are to so many! You my friend are one of my heroes!

The Phosgene Kid said...

Most excellent. I wrote to a woman in Wisconsin that had sent a care package to us in Bahrain. We became good friends - it turned out she knew some of my fraternity brothers - small world.

X. Dell said...

Very cool. It's really a joy to meet the people you spend time with everyday.

Sean, stay strong and safe.

SJ said...

Cool !

puerileuwaite said...

He doesn't look anything like Sean Connery.

schaumi said...

i was kinda hoping you'd be blogging buddy #1 sometimes before january 31, 2007..;)

ThursdayNext said...

I am so glad to hear this, Cora! I do hope Sean isnt going back anytime soon. I deal with DR's deployment again this fall and I am already severely depressed over it.

kate said...

oh I want a soldier as a pen pal! =]

How very cool! I am gonna head over to seans site next! For living in the boondocks there you sure do get to meet a lot of people! One best be me soon or I am gonna have to come up there myself and kick some southern girl butt! lol

Cheers gf!

Mayden's Voyage said...

Scary Monster~
We did have a good time :)
I hope you do get to see a blog friend next month- I can't wait to hear all about it :)

I wish you and Malinda could have been there- it was really special to me, and I know it would be for you too :)

LOL- I dreamed (I think, cause I can't find it written anywhere) that I said, "Hope I'm one of those bloggers who gets to see you!" Then I found your comment below- so either I did write it...or you can read my mind! lol!

SJ- :) If we could just figure out where Odo Island is and visit with the Monster! :) That would be fun too :)

Oh Baron...
You are very special- thank you for always making me feel the same way. Don't you need to come to Raleigh to look at some cows or something? LOL :)

Phos- I love stories like that.
When people take the time to care about a stranger...sometimes beautiful things happen :)

X~ Naturally I thought of you when I was on my way to meet Sean :)

SJ- yes, it was :)

When do some of us get to meet you? :) "Dog of Mystery" ;)

Schaumi- we blew the Jan deadline- maybe we could try for Feb??? LOL- I'm craving sushi! :)

Amy- he leaves at the end of the year, or that is the plan.
I's hard :( My heart especially goes out to you~

Kate- I think I could arrange the soldier pen pal thing! :)
I'll be down your way in March- we will work out something! I may be in Jacksonville- or Palm Coast...I'll have it worked out by the end of this week.
Hugs :) Hope you are ready for your trip this week! :)

Libby said...

mayden, i'm so glad you got to meet someone like that! know that he'll carry a bit of you in his heart to iraq.

The Phosgene Kid said...

Yep, and they don't get much stranger then me!!

Enemy of the Republic said...

Isn't it great to meet other bloggers? So far, I've met Kate, X-Dell and Cliff. I almost met you and I believe one day I will. Anyone else!!!

Seven said...

You stumbled on him? more vodka for Cora....

LADY LUXIE said...

woooooow!!!!!...that must have been some day for you!!

Malinda777 said...

I know Sean too! I read his blog all the time. So cool. We all started this blogging thing around the same time.'ve changed your blog look too...looks nice. DANG I wish I had more time to read everyone's blogs :)