One of the serendipitous surprises to have come from blogging has been the chance to meet and get to know wonderful people from all over the world.
My newest bloggy friend is a terrific woman named Kara Herron. She and I were destined to be pals, as is evidenced by the fact that, at the time we met, the background on her personal blog was the same as mine. I've known people to get married with less in common than that. Although I'm pretty sure Kara and I just want to be friends, at least for now.
Anyway, Kara has this extremely cool blog called "Incredible Women", and believe it or not, she has invited ME to be featured on it! All week! I know! What is this world coming to??
(Actually, I think her interview with Michelle Obama fell through, and she had to scramble to find a comparable substitute. When that didn't pan out, she called me.)
This is a quote straight from Kara's blog:
"One day, as I was surfing the internet, I came across a site featuring celebrity moms. Interesting. So, I looked through the site, thinking it would have some fun pictures, maybe some advice, etc. But, no, it just had silly things like what each celebrity was wearing, who she was dating (?!), where she was eating - you get the picture. It was disappointing that a big deal was being made about such ridiculous things.
"I began to reflect upon the women I know and realized that they are the real celebrities. They have raised great kids, conquered fears, prevailed through trials, and are beautiful, kind, giving women. Why not have a blog that features them?
"So, here it is - Incredible Women - a blog devoted to women who live quietly, but are doing outstanding things. I know you'll enjoy them as much as I do!"
All goofiness aside (hey, I can do that! I have special tools) I have signed up to follow this blog. I love the idea of celebrating ordinary women living quiet lives ("quiet" being a relative term around here, depending on the week of the month and the number of hormonally insane teenagers under my roof) without recognition and without much in the way of reward or praise.
Thanks for the invitation, Kara! I sure am glad you came into my Backordered Life!