While many of my blog readers I know, there are more and more everyday that I don’t know. Deborah, shown here, is one of those long-time faithful blog readers of mine that I had never met until now. She has been a such a good responder directly to me (and now in the comments on the updated website) over many years, that I feel I have come to know her, even though I had never seen her.
I knew she was out there in America’s heartland somewhere, so when I knew I was driving through, I made arrangements to meet her. I am so complimented that she took the time to drive an hour and a half each way to meet us for lunch along highway 70 in Kansas! We had a lovely time. She has a fabulous accent from Belfast, Ireland, is the mother of four grown children, and is really enjoying a budding prison ministry (which I didn’t know about before and which she has in common with my husband).
Although commenting directly to me is fine, and I explained many of you are used to responding that way, Deborah wants to encourage you all to respond now, instead, in the comments on the actual blog. She looks forward to a time when readers are less shy about that and more accustomed to it. I agree because I know what a wonderful community of readers I have, all interesting, wise, intelligent and sincere. We want to hear from you! So here on this post you can get a sense of what my “unknown readership” looks like. Not very intimidating, eh?
Meanwhile, it was a pleasure to finally meet you Deborah, and to count you among my friends!