I had the neatest experience today...at none other than Wal-Mart. I'm destined to have every special experience there as much as we frequent it.
I had taken the boys for their check-ups and figured we might as well hit the store while we were already out. Let's face it, going out more than once in a day doesn't exactely happen easily for us!
I hadn't been there more than 3 minutes and I spotted someone that looked just a little more familiar than the usual people in the produce section. After a few seconds I realized that I have been following her blog for the past year and a half or so.
I think I acted just how I would have were it some big movie star. I was so ridiculously excited to meet this woman and I have to admit the entire time we were talking I was so starstruck I kept thinking, "What the heck is her name???" Lame, huh? She probably thought I was a blubbering idiot the entire time, but at least I was able to tell her what her family has meant to me. And...she hugged me. It seemed totally normal too. You know how we women are :)
I did however remember her darling son's name who is the reason I have been following her blog. Megan (yes, while finish my shopping her name finally came to me!) was a digital scrapper who had a blog I liked for templates. She was pregnant with twins and then unexpectedly had to have an emergency c-section at 28 weeks. One of her little ones passed away that day while the other one continued his journey here on earth. I so vividly remember reading her post the day she said she would no longer be doing templates and why. Though I didn't know her personally I felt for her. I felt so much anguish for her as a mother. What really kept me reading was her testimony and how she just radiated her love of motherhood. I can't imagine having the strength that she has. I was so inspired by her story and by her cute little one. I love checking in to see how he is doing and progressing. I know...I have a bad problem with blurking, but I felt like I knew them. In fact, her little boys name is Crew and some of you may remember that Max was almost named Crew. (I still may end up with a Crew if my feeling that I will have all boys is true :))
Shortly after I had Max it was Crew and his brother Dex's birthday. I remember reading her post about that day and just weeping. Weeping with sadness for their loss and happiness for Crew's progress. Megan always says everything so perfectly. She's so real. She inspires me to be a better mother.
If you're interested in reading any of her story you can visit the blog here. Just be careful visiting Wal-Mart or you might become the blubbering idiot...