Parents worst nightmare….

….is the thought of your children meeting up with strangers from the internet….well…..

I am guilty. And I am a two time offender now! And both times have been so positive so….well…..yah, my kids are really very cautious they would never…!

So I  want to share this beautiful experience of crossing paths from instagram to in-person, which in this world of global connectivity is rare to meet someone online that you can actual meet virtually. She lives a few hours away but was coming to Stockholm to drop off handmade boots guard bootsScreen Shot 2015-11-20 at 1.42.50 PMher husband made for the Swedish Royal Guard…..now how cool is that! We met at Slussen, a busy and public place! We walked and shopped and ate and laughed and talked for the whole day! During our “talking” it came up that my birthday was this week….and low and behold, in the post this week….was a gift! A beautiful handmade gift with a beautiful message! The bigger gift is the friendship….which will be easily kept through the help of the internet….but the sketchbook is priceless! I am so touched and honored….so… the moral is…..still be careful of online strangers but then again, take chances too…….

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21 thoughts on “Parents worst nightmare….

  1. This is such a cool post and makes me incredibly happy since I know the two of you virtually. I love that you spent the day together and shared your love of art and creativity. It’s been really enjoyable reading and seeing both of your IG posts.

    Happiest of Birthdays to you! Hope it was a very joyful day full of love. I too am a November baby.

    Yes, those boots, incredible!

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    1. Thank you so much for the. Birthday wishes!! It was a great day and week!! I am blessed with my family and friends and my new friend JoolZ that it was a loving day!! Your kindness also makes my week!!! Virtual friends are so important!!!

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  2. Happy Birthday Rebecca!
    Loved the lil story and drawings! Funny how things work out especially when we are often so guarded. I understand the unique friendship. The best friend that I’ve ever had is a virtual friend, fellow artist, great listener and pal for almost 10 years now. We often collaborate on projects via email and internet. My friend is a Parisian who lives in Rome Italy. I too am glad that just this once I let my guard down enough enabling an wonderful friendship. Glad for you both.

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    1. Thank you so much for the birthday wishes!! It is a wonderful connecter and I am so happy to hear about your virtual friend and as well as I am grateful for our connection as well!! It is a beautiful thing!!!

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  3. What a great experience! I feel I have made several good friends through WordPress, but have only met one in person so far, and it was lovely. It feels quite safe as you get to know each other quite well before I think. Happy birthday!

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    1. I agree, I have never felt uneasy or unsafe about any of my meetings but I have felt like I knew them quite a bit before hand….and thank you for the birthday wishes!

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  4. What a fun birthday surprise and a great on-line and now in-person friendship! My husband and I have met several of his boat-blogging buddies and each time it has been a wonderful experience. But as you say, always with caution and other people around. There are several of my blogging buddies that I’d like to meet in person, and you are one of them! Happy Birthday!

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  5. What a fabulous gift of love! Happy Birthday! I too have met one of my blog friends and it’s strengthened our relationship even more. I’ll be visiting her in 2016. There are several more Aussie friends I would love to meet as well. The blogging world can be a wonderful place!

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  6. Just caught up with the Painted Pear from “before” … It’s a lovely way to stay in touch with my very creative niece. Miss you … are you ever coming home? 😔

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