April 8, 2011

If you met me...


Linking up with the Gypsy Mama's Five Minute Fridays. Five minutes to write.

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If you met me first you would notice my accent and ask me where I am from. This would get me talking about a land far away where it’s never too hot and never too cold, the people are warm, the streets are crowded, and where I left half of my heart almost seventeen years ago.

If you met me I would most certainly mention my two children, ages 3 and 5, boy and girl, mischief and drama in that order. You would probably want to share stories of pregnancy and then you would find out that my children were adopted. When I show you their picture you would probably want to know from where, and I would tell you they are red, white, and blue-blooded children. You would ask how old they were when we adopted them and I would tell you they were both infants. Then you would ask the inevitable question: “are they brother and sister?” to which I would reply with a look of confusion: “do you mean are they biologically related? Yes. Yes, they happen to be.” Because after all, they are siblings because they both share the same parents, last name, home, pet, etc.
If you met me I would ask lots of questions about your kids, your husband, your background, because I would like to get the small talk out of the way (because I’m horrid at it) and get to the heart of who you are so I can really get to know you.
If you met me I would try to find a way to see you again or talk soon because all friends were once strangers.
STOP.
You in? Go find Lisa-Jo and tell us what would happen if we met you.

8 comments:

Deborah said...

I wish I *could* meet you, in real life. Maybe someday.

Kim said...

Small talk {shudder}. How is it that we can share in such a personal way on our blogs, and yet dread the small talk?

I think you hit it when you said you wanted to get past it and get to the heart of who we are. Your comments remind me that for me the small talk is like the icky vegetable you had to eat before you could have the chocolate cake (isn't that the real heart of the meal anyway, lol?)

Anonymous said...

If I met you, I would very quickly notice that you are a princess of the Most High King!
love, Cindy

Gaby said...

Deborah, I wish I could met you too! It would be so much fun to grab some coffee and chat in person...

Kim, thank you for stopping by. Yes, chocolate IS the main meal, of course!

Cindy, thank you for commenting. You are sweet, as always!

Heather said...

That last part, I can vouch for! Within minutes of meeting you I was pouring my heart out...and I still do it. Girl, you have a gift.

Jen said...

First, I have to say that I just cannot stand small talk either. I think we would get straight to the heart if we met in person.

Secondly, thank you so much for your comment about the drawing. I am looking into printing them, so I will let you know what I find out.

Thirdly, do you want to be on the Soli Deo Gloria email list? If so, you can email me at jenfergie2000@me.com.

Jennifer said...

Gaby, Deborah said what I was thinking: When will we get to meet?

Gaby said...

Jen, I will e-mail you. Jennifer, Kristina said the next time we're on your neck of the woods...