Sunday, November 14, 2010

Separated At Birth


My sister and I went shopping last week and got matching T-shirts for Christmas, aren't we festive looking? Betcha didn't know I had a sister, did you? Well, I do, even though we happened to be separated at birth for about the first 60 years...and I'll tell you a little secret, my sister is quite mad. Well, she's Sandra over at MADSNAPPER, where you'll find her post about me today, we both timed our posts about each other! Stop by and take a look, her blog is joyful and friendly, just like she is. We are both Madsnappers because we take pictures of everything and are quite obsessed with it! I first met Sandra a little over a year ago when she visited my blog and commented. Since then we have never shut up. We continue to discover that we have so much in common that it's just plain scary, not just common things, but unusual things. O.K., she is not my REAL sister (though I sometimes wonder - we even look alike) but we are soul sisters, understanding everything each other goes through and knowing how we feel about it without having to even tell each other. We just KNOW. Even our mothers have striking similarities! And here's the surprise, we have never even met! Sandra is a photo editing wiz and put this picture together with her talents. We have only talked on the phone and through computer. But now here we are together for the first time in our Christmas picture, so she is not only in my heart, but right beside me in this neat picture!! Way to go, sis!!



"...make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose." Philippeans 2:2

""Two are better than one...if one falls down, his friend can help him up." Ecc. 4:9

39 comments:

♥ helen said...

That is wonderful :) I`m so happy for you to find this strong friendship.

Karin said...

Rejoicing with you! What a great shot! Keep snapping away - we love it!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Ginny, you two do look like sisters here! Peace (lol)
What, or where is that on your header? Looks very colorful!
Wishing you a wonderful week my friend~

Stacey Dawn said...

Oh my gosh that is sooooo cool!!! At first I was going to have to get after both of you for not telling me you got to meet each other!!! ;o) So glad you have developed a sisterhood!!!

DawnTreader said...

Now you really had me surprised... "But that looks like Sandra. It is Sandra. Where are they? Why haven't they said they were going to meet?"
- big smile to both of you -

Annie said...

omigosh, Ginny. I absolutely love this. Aren't blogosphere friendships just the BEST? And when they go real world, it's even better.

Hugs,
Annie

p.s. My daughter would just be all OVER those t-shirts.

SquirrelQueen said...

Totally cool photo of you two, you do look like sisters. You had me going for a minute too Ginny.

Isn't the blog universe (and technology) a truly wonderful thing.

Your new header is stunning.

You asked about Ragdoll cats. The Ragdoll is a recognized breed. They can be very large cats, Tasha was sixteen pounds of pure muscle.

Mildred said...

What a fun photo! I'm off to visit Sandra. Hope you have a good day Ginny.

hip-chick said...

How sweet. Blogging buddies!

Fred Alton said...

I think this is great. I'm a little un-certain whether I've understood your words correctly. Were the two of you actually standing side by side? Or did Sandra (using her editing skills) put two different pictures together? Either way its a great picture and a storybook friendship full of joy!

reanaclaire said...

wow..separated by birth and now reunited! Great.. happy for both of u.. serious both of u are sisters? lol...

reanaclaire said...

Ginny, can I have your email again?
Want to ask you something.. :) pls drop me a line at reanact(at)gmai(dot)com

Sandra said...

Hi sis, i know it will be a while before you read my post, since that is one of 2 things that we are different in. i am earlybird you are nightowl. Love the header and waiting to find out about it. i KNOW there will be a post on it because I KNOW you. ha ha. Hope I did not tell TOOOO much in my story. let me know

Mary said...

How thrilled you must have been to first see the photo, Ginny. There really is a resemblance :-). I hope you continue to enjoy each other's company. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

From the Kitchen said...

I should have known that two of my favorite bloggers were closely related. Doesn't surprise me at all.

Best,
Bonnie

RH (aka Lucy) said...

I gotta say..if you two were cast as sisters in Hollywood, it'd be totally believable! In fact...give them a call out there. They could use the both of you. Congrats. Friendship is what counts in life.

LC said...

Loved your simultaneous soul sisters posts! Both of you are madsnappers and gladsnappers. And about that header photo, I'm with Sandra. It is fantastic and I can't wait to hear about it.

Debbie Smith said...

Wow! What a great story!
I hope one day you get to meet each other in person.....how fun would that be!!???
Have a fabulous day!

Beverly said...

LOL. You all are funny.

Stephanie V said...

Lovely story of blogging friends. That's fun that you even look alike.

Remington said...

Great post! You and Sandra are the BEST!

George said...

Since I've followed the two of you for several months, I can see the similarities. I certainly enjoyed both of your posts today. Hopefully you two sisters can meet in person some day.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh My Gosh.... I'm so impressed with what Snadra did with that photo... To think that you two have truly NEVER met (since in the womb of course)---that photo is even more amazing!!!!!!

IF I am a member of the family, then I'm the BLACK SHEEP---the one who does stand on the edge of cliffs, under rocks, who travels anywhere and everywhere ---but I'm still the Black Sheep who loves you both...

Hugs,
Betsy

kanak7 said...

My first thought was...I didn't know Ginny had a sister!! But how wonderful to find someone like Sandra. Great photo! I'll be checking out Sandra's post now.

About your question on my blog...the plant doesn't stink. The thorny part is the seedhead which is why I presume the name was given.

Chatty Crone said...

Ginny - I have to tell you this story just warmed my heart. I love things like this. And I am so glad you have found a sister.

I am going to go over and visit her.

Love,
sandie

THE OLD GEEZER said...

You two sisters in Christ look great! :-)

photowannabe said...

Blogland has helped develope so many friends and sisters. I know I found 2 sisters of the heart through blogging.
This is so much fun and I love how you two are "madsnappers".
Keep it up.

Faith Imagined said...

A friend who is like a sister is such a blessing! You 2 do look a lot alike!

S. Etole said...

That's a great photo of the two of you and a wonderful gift to find a friend like that.

{The hens aren't mine!}

WhatKarenSees said...

Sometimes modern technology is just grand, like this, when it brings two lovely and talented soul sisters together. Love to both of you and two wonderful posts!!!

Together We Save said...

Wow - that is great!! I love those shirts, it is wonderful ya'll are so close!!

srp said...

Actually, you might be triplets.... I think there are characteristics of both of you that are similar to Beverly. We are all sisters in Christ though.

Ann said...

I just came over from your sisters blog :) You two do look like you could be sisters. It's wonderful how good friendships can develop from this wonderful world of the internet and blogging.
Um were you supposed to reveal the secret about the picture being photoshopped?...lol

Stuff could always be worse said...

You 2 do look alike. Great to have someone, like a sister

Doris Sturm said...

Aw, how sweet - you guys look great in your matching t-shirts. Isn't the computer age marvelous? It's amazing to find another "twin" of oneself. It happened to me a couple of times with bloggers that just seemed to know me inside out. Those are the small, everyday miracles that make life exciting. Maybe one day you can actually meet and take a photo together. That is something to look forward to.
I often think that if I had the money to travel where ever I wanted to go, I could see all my dear blogging buddies and never feel lonely through my journey.

I'm so happy for you both!

Ann said...

does Sandra live in the same town as you? I have seen her comments, but have not commented on her site. I will go over and say hi.

In Borneo and Australia, ants do make nest in the leaves,

In New Zealand, in summer, they come in the house.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Fun photo portrait! Isn't it amazing how blogging has brought so much friendship to so many? I'm so happy you and Sandra have become blog "sisters" !

Ann said...

Oh Ginny!!!!!
You got the computer to trick us, and it worked so well.

Next time, you do one of me and I can tell everyone I visited USA again.

Sandra said...

i chose to use this for a test. this is an older post and i will send you a way to see if it shows with out getting emails. testing bwak bwak LOL the verify word is fooli