Monday, December 28, 2009

someone you should know

This blogging world is funny, isn't it? For the last 4+ years, as I've interacted with people I'd sometimes be asked, "How did you meet [her]?" The answer is never one I thought I'd say, which is, "Online." What I mean by that, of course, is that we met through blogging. Reading a friend's blog, seeing a link or a comment by someone and clicking on their blog, liking what you see and continuing to read, etc., and on and on.

I don't remember when I started reading Shar's blog, but I was instantly hooked. She's funny, smart, beautiful, sassy, and sweet. I knew she was a wife and a mom to a beautiful boy, and that she got to go to movies. I found out that she and my husband grew up in the same city, and in fact, Shar had my father-in-law as a teacher. As I've read and learned more about her, I've wanted to know her more and more.

This year brought a huge trial for Sharon and her family, as her second beautiful baby boy decided to make his appearance eleven weeks before he was due. Thankfully he is healthy and well and a good baby, and did I mention he's BEAUTIFUL?

I found out that Shar was going to be in My Fair City for a brief couple of days, and we decided to meet for lunch (if I were a good and obedient blogger I might say that we met IRL). We chose a local Indian Food establishment, and as soon as I entered I was welcomed by a whiff of incense and Shar's welcoming smile and hug. I didn't think it was possible for her to be more beautiful in person than she is in her pictures, but she is.

I wish I had taken a picture of her as we ate lunch and talked so that I could share it here. She masterfully cuddled Baby Burke while eating garlic naan. I'm appreciative of her patience with my lack of knowledge of Indian food, and showed me the ropes (this was only my second time) (can't wait to go again, MAN it's delicious). Our conversation was delightful, the time passed too quickly, and I found myself wishing she lived nearby.

I hope she's not embarrassed by this post, I just think she's wonderful, and I've been thinking of her all week, so I thought you should know about her. Now, go! Get reading!


Kalli Ko said...

and now I am vascillating between bitterness and jealousy because I wasn't invited.

Thanks A LOT.

okay I keed.

but next time okay?

b. said...

I think I "met" Shar through you, too!
She is delightful online...I trust you, so I'm sure she's just as delightful in person!

Shar said...

Wow, you make me sound nice! Thank You! It was so nice meeting you and whatnot. You were just as awesome in person as I thought you were reading your blog!

I'm bummed we didn't get a picture either. Next time, fo shizzle.

Shar said...

I've been craving Indian food all day!

And I hope you and your fam had a very Merry Christmas!