In 2008, shortly after I first began blogging, I was introduced to Cindy at Army Brats and Me . Not long after "meeting" her on her blog, she was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer.
As I began praying for her and following her journey, she became such an encouragement and inspiration to me. There was just a "bond" there that I don't know how to explain.
Several months ago, I learned that she was going to be relocating to a city very near me and I was so excited! I thought to myself, "I hope that I get to meet Cindy in person someday."
Well...several days ago, Nicki at Three Girly Girls contacted me on FaceBook and said that some friends were going to be giving a surprise birthday party this afternoon for Cindy -- about 40 miles from my house. I immediately said that I would be there!
It was so awesome to finally meet in person someone that I have prayed for all these months and felt like I already knew!
Cindy thought that she was coming to a birthday party for a friend's little girl.
This is Cindy when she opened the door to the clubhouse.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CINDY! WE LOVE YOU!