A few days ago, I asked my Facebook Friends to share my blog address and to make sure they let me do it so they could be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a prize.
My friend and neighbor Sam was the lucky winner, if you count winning a plate of my cookies and a mini spot light on my blog lucky. :)
I really appreciated each and every share. It helped me gain 3 more faithful follows on my blog (Thank you all who subscribe!) and I hit my 9,000 mark on blog views. Those are pretty big milestones for a girl just starting out in the writing world.
Anyways, let me get back to my winner...Sam.
Sam is an incredible woman. She's a wife and a mom, a mom of four to be exact. We met, like many of my current friends, outside of our school entrance. Many of us drop our kids off and pick our children up everyday. As the years have continued, the faces become more and more familiar. Eventually, we find ourselves talking about random things, and then suddenly, you realize you've made a new friend!
I love this phenomenon. I think everyone should try it.
Sam's friendship snuck up on me, just like that. One day we were Facebook friends, then another day after Dad had his stroke, she delivered the most amazing meal. Then, somehow I would end up at her house for a visit here and there over the summer. Or she'd invite my kids and I over for dinner after school. Before you know it, she rescuing me from the worst migraine I've ever had...but I'll write more about that later! As time has gone on, I crave time with Sam. I want all my other friends to meet her! She encourages people naturally. It's even more fun, because chances are, if I'm with Sam, so is Jackie (p.s. You can read Jackie's blog here!). I enjoy the way our friendship triad works.
I'm so thankful for the opportunity to have so many people encouraging me on this writing journey. And I'm even more thankful that so many of those people are true, amazing friends. A girl can not get more blessed than I am when it comes to incredible people and wonderful support. So, here's to Sam! And here's to all the rest of you. Each one of you is so important to me in my writing journey! :)