I get shivers whenever I read posts like the one at this link below. Emily posted her experiences with all of the friends she has met through Andi's blog. Wow, I had no idea so many godly relationships have been budding through the years because of a fictional character (Newsflash: Andrea Carter is a fictional character). PEN PALS
I have received emails off and on from fans (who are now grown and moving on) who have connected with other fans . . . one even from England who connected with someone here in the States and eventually met face to face.
Some met on the Chat Box (which makes me glad that I never canceled it, although it sometimes gives me grief, i.e. it stops working, etc.) But I see many of you enjoy chatting in a safe place with other internet friends).
I'm humbled beyond belief that I had any part in this. You might know the old song Pass It On. "It only takes a spark to get a fire going . . ." Indeed, I feel like a spark of true friendship that could last an eternity has been lit because of a fictional character. God works in so many ways to bring us joy. Thanks, Emily, for sharing that post on your blog. And you younger fans, keep connecting with each other. You too can enjoy lasting, godly friendships.