Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The Two Blogging Amys

My family and I were given such a wonderful blessing over the weekend. We were blessed to meet the Scott family while they were visiting friends here in Virginia.

Amy Scott and I have talked through email over the last few months. For those of you who have seen her blog (and chances are that's most of you as her readership is far, far greater than mine!), you know that she is one great writer and a very funny gal. But there is more to her than that; she is just a regular girl, striving to please the Lord with her service as a wife and mother. It just so happens that she has been gifted with the ability to write well and speak to us in a very real, very genuine way.

We met the Scotts at a mutual friend's house for dessert on Sunday evening, and then shared a lunch together before they left town on Monday. We had a good discussion time of getting to know each other better and then (too soon!) it was time to part.

I will say this: It's always strange meeting someone whose writings have spoken to you. I was actually very nervous to meet Amy. I'm not sure why except for the fact that I respect her. Meeting her threw all that nervousness away. She is very down-to-earth, and very willing to talk of things of substance, not just gloss over things in the usual way of small talk which inevitably drives me mad. No, I think (hope) that we will be friends from here on. She and her lovely family are quality people. True genuineness of character is a gem to find. For those of you who have never met Amy Scott, she is one of those gems.


Nancy Palmer said...

Hi Amy! I have met Amy Scott, too, at a momys get together here in FL. She is lovely! I also read her blog. Now I have yours and can follow you, too! I envy your time with other like-minded families. They are few and far between. Blessings to you!

Cindi said...

Hi Amy Jo. I came across your blog at Amy Scott's. I was interested when you said Virginia since that is where I live. We live in Roanoke. Nice to see another Virginian around!

The Fannings said...

Another Virginian who thinks like us! We thought we were the only ones! If you're ever in Northern VA, please holler. We crave fellowship with other families like us.


Amy Howard said...

Hi Nancy, Cindi, and The Fannings!

Thanks for visiting my blog. You are all right that I am blessed to fellowship with other like minded families. It's very exciting to hear that there are more of you out here in Virginia! We are in the extreme far southwest corner of the state. If you are ever in this area send me an email and let me know so I can meet you!


christy said...

I came to your blog via Amy Scott. Sounds like you guys had a fantastic time! Just curious....where in Va are you? I am in the northwestern portion of NC. We may be close neighbors!
Blessings to you!

Sprittibee said...

Oh, I am so jealous! ;) It took me this long to figure out that you weren't blogging anymore. :( I am so happy for you all that you have been blessed with another awesome project for the Lord. Tell the kids Hi from my two. We miss TX and are still in AR. Maybe if we ever get up that way, we'll try and hook up. I'm jealous that you got to meet Amy. She's a great blogger and I love her wit and advice.