Meeting Hope : A Friendship Built Online!!

Hello All!!

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Welcome back to my blog and to one of my favorite places in the world! One of the biggest reasons that I love it so much is my incredible friends that I have made online!!

I have had the opportunity already to meet Maddy and Melani as they live in my state of South Carolina!

About two weeks ago though, Hope sent me a very exciting text!!!

I’m not going to say how far I had to drive to get to where Hope was going to be, but every minute was worth it! ๐Ÿ˜œ Anyway, I told her I was close enough that my mom might drive there! Hope got excited!!

So, first I’m gonna take y’all back to a special day on Christmas morning bright and early! Hope and I were both up at 5 am and we started talking…

So, on Christmas morning, Hope and I officially adopted each other! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’–

And, yes, we got questions sometimes ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚…

And those are just 4 incidents that I was able to find on my blog! There are more! ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚

Hope and I started texting on Pinterest and then switched to hangouts recently so we could video chat! So when I received that text message after knowing Hope for like 7 months, it seemed so crazy! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

We didn’t know yet if it would happen so we were hoping and praying and then…I asked my mom! She said yes and Hope and I went crazy! ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™ˆ

And Hope asked questions like…

Soon, it got really close to the time of…

And then the moment came when my mom and I walked into the hotel lobby…

For those of you who haven’t met a friend you started talking to online or through writing, there is no way to put into words how real it gets. You think you know ahead of time…

I mean you imagine it enough times in your head, discuss it enough to almost feel how real it will get…

There is no way to give you that feeling of that kind of real. It’s like someone you’ve never seen face to face was just dropped right down in front of you and there they are, but it’s so crazy!!! It doesn’t feel weird though or like you are talking to a stranger…it just feels like a friend you haven’t seen in awhile or something. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜›

I was shaking so hard when I walked through those doors. I just remember turning my head right and I had a split second glimpse of a Hope, but it happened too quick. I can just hear Hope yelling,”Lizzy!” I can barely see her fly off the chair and then she just hit me! And we were hugging and hugging for like a full minute.

Hope is even more sweet in person!! She’s an absolute doll! I loved every second of being with her!! She gave me several gifts which was so thoughtful!

Hope and I! ๐Ÿ˜œ Just kidding! Bethany and I! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ Hope took this picture and it turned out so good!!
My mom didn’t mean to take this picture so that’s why it’s blurry, but it’s Hope and I! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™ˆ
Such a pretty bag!!

I love this quote!!

Hope gave me this coloring page and I did it when I got home!
Hope gave me these encouraging scripture verses for college which was so kind!

We talked about blogging, AIO stuff, AG dolls, and a whole bunch of random things!! It was a blast and I tried to soak in every minute of the only hour we had together!! I also met her younger brother and he was super awesome and funny!! I had lots of laughs from talking with him! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜

Of course, that time came when we had to say goodbye. It wasn’t easy for sure! You really do know how it’s going to be again. You know it may be a long time before you hug again and get to hear each other laugh in person. I hugged Hope as long as I could, but then I had to go. ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’•

It was a sad trip home, but I was still so pumped that I met my little adopted sis! ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ˜„

Hope will be posting about us meeting on her blog later today! Go check it out and follow her if you don’t, HERE!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Can’t wait to meet all my dear friends online! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ˜ข Love ya’ll so much!!

Have you ever met an online friend?


75 thoughts on “Meeting Hope : A Friendship Built Online!!

  1. awe!! That was a lovely post!! โค ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for making me cry ๐Ÿ˜›
    Haha, I love the sis part ๐Ÿ™‚
    I am so happy you two got to met each other, and I can not wait to meet both of you sometime! ๐Ÿ™‚


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    1. Thanks, love!! โค๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Š Awe, I’m sorry ๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜‰ Haha, yea! Thank you, Gracie!! Me too! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’•
      LUV YA! ๐Ÿ˜˜โค


  2. Ahhhhhhh, my gosh, guysssss! I understand how hard it is to put that feeling into words. For me it’s like two universes colliding (online and real life) to make one amazing, beautiful moment. So glad you guys had such a great time. โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

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    1. Haha, yes!! You do! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ’ž Yes, for sure!! I think one of the strangest things for me about it though is that it doesn’t feel strange, but you feel like it should! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ Does that make sense? Thank you, Gracie! ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž


      1. Itโ€™s the same friend who gave us the eclipse glasses way back in August. As you know, internet people are often like, miles away from each other in real life, so actually meeting up is kinda hard to believe!
        (It doesnโ€™t help that I kind went crazy over text too, but oh well. XD)

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      2. Oh, awesome! ๐Ÿ˜€ Haha, what do you mean? Did they not like you being crazy? ๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ™ˆ I’ll pray it goes great! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ™

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  3. Awwwww this is BEYOND sweet, Lizzy! Iโ€™m so happy that you two had the chance to meet! ๐Ÿ™‚ โค I have to agree with you, words canโ€™t describe what itโ€™s like to meet an online friend in person! Youโ€™re able to give a face to the person youโ€™ve been talking to online, which makes them 100% more real!

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  4. That is AWESOME Lizzy and Hope!! I have a lot of amazing online friends, and Iโ€™m so thankful that God has put them in my life. I just recently started Skyping with one, and it is so much fun!

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  5. This made me so happy for the both of you!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve seen some awesome videos of online best friends running towards each other, meeting for the first time. โค โค โค I adopt all of my friends haha so I know how awesome it is to get close with someone and be like, I'm adopting you!

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  6. awww, this was so cute!! i wish i could meet all of our blogger friends one day! this is just so cool you two got to meet! โœจโœจ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’› loved reading this xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Brad!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ YES, it was!! That would be awesome!! Maybe someday we will all be able to arrange a huge blogging community meetup!! ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜Ž

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  7. That is truly amazing, Lizzy! I have never met an online friend, but I met a pen pal I had been writing to for two whole years, which was amazing, back in April. She’s coming to visit us up here in Alaska for a couple of weeks next month! We are so excited!

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  8. AHHHH WOW! This is super sweet! I would love to meet all of my internet friends. The only internet related friend I have met is Clara from Clara-And-Co, but I don’t think that counts as I already knew her in real life. ๐Ÿ˜Lovely post!

    -Bekah โค๏ธ

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