It's a world of laughter, a world of tears,
It's a world of hopes and a world of fears,
There's so much that we share, and it's time we're aware,
It's a small, small world.
So two mamas, both with kids on the autism spectrum, start blogs in the summer of 2008. Both are feeling the need to reach out in some way to others out there who might be able to relate.
Both mention that they're from the same state. They find one another's blogs and start commenting back and forth.
Eventually one e-mails the other and says, hey, where exactly are you?
"Exactly" in this case is: within walking distance.
The amazing Mama Mara's son Taz went to the same school as JoyMama's daughter Rose last year.
Anybody want to calculate odds?
Mama Mara came over for coffee this morning, met Joy, we chattered a mile a minute and kept finding more weird and awesome things in common. (Key phrase of the day: "Oh, shut UP!" as in "you cannot be serious!")
I am so psyched to have my awesome local community grow in this awesome way. Did I say yet that this is totally awesome?
There's so much that we share, and it's time we're aware, it's a small, SMALL world!
P.S., added a few minutes later: Oh, shut UP! Now you've got to go over to see what Mama Mara wrote about this encounter. I promise, we did not coordinate our stories on this!!! (Otherwise I'd have been as good a comedic writer as her. A girl can dream, right?)