It's a Small World After All

Yesterday, I was browsing the massive blogroll over at Multiples and More site and a blog caught my eye.  The post description was the title of a book I read and really enjoyed when I was expecting the girls.  The blog was under the 'Expecting' category, so I clicked over to see what the parents-to-be thought of the book in question.

I read through the review of the book, and decided to leave a comment congratulating the new parents on their upcoming additions.  After commenting, I read a little further on the blog, which is written by the dad-to-be.  (Don't you just love seeing a dad's perspective on the whole pregnancy/family thing?  I enjoy reading about it from the "other side" sometimes.)

To my surprise, the 'About Me' section mentioned that the couple had recently moved back to the husband's hometown, which happens to be only about an hour and a half from where I live.  Funny, right?  I commented again, telling them about the coincidence I had discovered and mentioning my hometown. 

It gets better...

The dad responded to my comment with an email, telling me that his wife is actually from the same town as me!  Turns out, she is just a couple of years younger than me, and I vaguely remember her face from school and sports over the years.  She actually has a twin sister herself, which helped jar my memory a little. 

So, to sum it up...I click on a blog at random, out of about 1000 or so listed on a website.  The family ends up living near me, and the mother and I basically went to school together here in this small town in north Alabama. 

How random is that?!

It really IS a small, small, world.  (Do I have that song stuck in your head yet?  Do you want to kill me?  I've been singing it all afternoon!)

Stop by The Waiting Womb and welcome my new friends to the multiples parenting community.  I'm sure they would love a little unsolicited advice!  : )


  1. What a fabulous story! I think things always happen for a reason.

  2. Yes, it is a small world (although I'm willing myself not to break into song, lest it get stuck in my head, too!!!)! :)

    I love making connections like that! I think you have Missy of Two Little Monkeys on your blogroll. I did something similar with her...I was reading one of her posts, and she said something about Birmingham. I emailed her that I grew up in a small town north of there. We exchanged a couple of emails until we discovered that she lives in a "suburb" of my hometown! She does all her shopping where my aunt lives, in Gardendale!

    I moved away from Alabama when I graduated college, but I will always think of it as "home", the best place on earth. Those Bama connections are particularly special to me! :)

    Hope you're having a great week!

  3. That is neat! I was in labor with Ava and got to chatting with my nurse. Come to find out she was married to Keith Stewart that graduated with us...Small world! I thought he moved far away but he lived in Huntsville.

  4. Wow! That is so neat. It is a small world... off to check out the blog now. Have a great weekend!

  5. Nicole--I had her too! We are friends on Facebook now! : )

  6. It really is a SMALL world! Your girls are adorable! I love all the pics from your 7.2.10 post-SO precious! :)

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