Carin is also a recent met-on-the-net friend and she is from Canada. See, what did I tell you? They come from all over to visit little ol’ me. She told a sweet story about a birthday tradition with a friend in the comments on a previous post.
Though I have met her here she will soon be making the switch to friend-in-the-flesh because she and her family are coming to Bolivia as missionaries at the beginning of next year. They are in a crucial time right now and could really benefit from some encouragement and prayers. I will give those who have yet to receive a gold star this illustrious honor of a prize if you go over to Carin’s site and leave an encouraging comment (mention ‘@ngie’ somewhere in the comment to qualify; the star is a hyper-link to her blog; I follow her comments on my reader so I will know).