This was Preston with his older brother on his very first day of school:
This was Preston on his last day of school:
And a couple of weeks ago, Preston went to Chapel Hill for new student orientation at the University of North Carolina. I would join him later for some parent programs, but for awhile, he was there alone. He kept me updated via text message.
Imagine my surprise when I received this text from Preston:
I just met Carla from Country Diary of a Southern Lady.
Can you imagine? At freshman orientation for a huge state university, one of my dear blogging friends recognized Preston and introduced herself and her daughter Catie, who was also on campus for freshman orientation. I got to meet Carla and Catie later, and they are just as lovely in person as you'd expect from Carla's blog.
A real-life connection first formed in the blogosphere. Isn't that a blessing? A gift from God--grace imparted to me. I am thankful.
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