Sunday, December 14, 2008

I Met a Blog Reader!


Okay, so technically, I didn't so much "meet" her as "saw her again"...
...and technically...I've known her for over 11 years...
...and technically...she reads my blog BECAUSE she's my friend...
...but it sounds so much cooler to say that I met a blog reader!


This is my friend Lari.  She's awesome!

(Can I just point out how DORKY I look?  Lari totally has the Charlie's Angels pose down...not me so much!)

Lari's been in Hungary for a few years as a missionary.  She moved to Seattle about a year ago to work (with her husband) in the administration of their missions agency: Youth Compass.  Youth Compass is a really cool organization.  You can read all about it on the website, but in a nutshell, they reach out to third culture kids: Kids that live in a "foreign" country with their parents, who's job has taken them abroad.

Back to Lari.  When she first left for the mission field, I didn't even HAVE kids.  Then, she came back to visit, and I let her know Ty was on his way.  A little over a year later, she and her family stayed with us for about 2 weeks while visiting with supporters here in the NJ area.  A lot has changed since I saw Lari almost 3 years ago.  But what's NOT changed...is Lari.  She is the same, down-to-earth, loveable, funny, caring, loving, sweet, unique, honest...I could go on, but I won't.

(She was VERY excited to meet the triplets!)

I just want Lari know how much I love her and her friendship.  Having someone in your life that doesn't just tell you what you want to hear...and does it with love...is rare...and SO important.  Thanks, Lari!  Love you!

5 comments:

Nicole O'Dell said...

Hoe nice to see your friend, er...blog reader. And, I have to agree, your gun looks a bit girly! lol

Helen said...

You tricky lady! I totally thought this was going to be about you meeting a fan!

Barclay 5 said...

Love Lari, too! So good to see her face-to-face.

And, you make a cooler Angel than I would!

Tracy xo

Barron Triplets + One said...

About our stroller. We like it, but there are a few things about it that make it tough to use. Whoever is in the middle seat is really cramped and it's hard to get there feet down in the stroller. Secondly, they tend to mess with eachother since they are in such close proximity. It is a "Baby Trend" and you can find it at Babies-R-Us online. Hope this helps!

Superhero Mom said...

OH MY! She looks amazing! I so miss Lari! Amy, I would love to have her email. I only have the one from when she was in Hunary. I have almost that identical picture of Lari holding my twins (seven years ago!). Just wanted to say you made me crack up....you still watch your wedding video huh? UGH...I can't even go there...that was almost 2 decades ago...imagine the style changes..imagine the weight changes. I kind of remember my husband saying all of those wonderful comments on your wedding video. What a fun wedding you had Amy...I still remember getting all teary eyed at the slide show. Love ya. Seriously, if you have any contact info on Lari could you email me...lengel6@cfl.rr.com! Thanks.