Face to Face…with T. Suzanne Eller and a Girl Named Flea

Who would think that when I started visiting and interacting on the Boomer Babes Rock blog (which is no longer operating) that I might one day meet one of the blogger/authors and a fellow commenter? Well, last night it happened!

Author, speaker, and columnist T. Suzanne Eller (known by friends as Suzie) stood side by side with two of the gals she’s become acquainted with online — me and Flea! That’s right — Flea! :)

And what brought the three of us together? My writers group, Fellowship of Christian Writers, celebrated its 30th anniversary Tuesday night, and Suzie, one of its past presidents, was our special speaker. We considered ourselves lucky, as she regularly teaches at writers conferences nationwide and is the author of six books and over 700 articles. Flea, a member of another writers group, attended ours last night especially to meet Suzie. Meeting me was a bonus :) We had more or less lost track of each other when the Boomer Babes site shut down.

Suzie, Flea, and I had more than writing on our minds yesterday evening, though. We were busy celebrating our friendship. Getting to see each other face to face thrilled each of us, and we took advantage of the time by sitting together at supper, taking some photos (thanks for the pics, Flea!), and grabbing hugs before we headed off to our own corners of the world again.

In one short evening, what had been friendly online relationships turned into real people, in-the-flesh friendships. I’ve experienced this a couple of other times with Renae and Cec as well, and no matter how you look at it, it’s good stuff :)

Are you longing for a face to face with someone? I hope to meet many of you other online friends someday, but the real face to face I’m longing for is the one with Jesus, my Savior and friend of over 45 years.

Now, I’m not trying to hurry my time on earth. I’m just looking forward to the day when my faith will be made sight, when I will see Him face to face. I’m looking forward to heaven. Anyone else?

“Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” 1 Corinthians 13:12


  1. Cool story and good analogy!
    Keep up the great writing!
    It was nice to meet you too after seeing you on facebook!


    Sharon Gibson

  2. So you’ve been a believer since before you were born? How cool is that!? ;)

    It was SO much fun meeting you last night! I might even come back!

  3. Sharon, thanks so much for coming over to my blog and encouraging me through your comment. I love the fellowship of other writers!

    Flea, I love how you flatter me with being younger than I am :) That would be great if you joined us again at FCW! I will probably miss in July but should be back in August. Take Care!

  4. Great post…beautiful pic…

  5. It was awesome meeting both of you!

  6. Some day Cheryl I will meet you in person too and I just know we will be fast friends. You are that kinda person! :0)

  7. Well, blessings on you three, even Flea!!! I have a face to face next week as Runner Mom (Susan) is heading my way for a couple of days. I can’t wait. As for Jesus, well I can’t wait for that encounter also. Thankfully, we meet daily, and some days, I can almost see him.


  8. Oh that is a great post and what fun it must be to meet your online friends! Great photo and yes we all have something to look forward to.

  9. How FUN, Cheryl! What a good time and sounds like a great meeting. I love getting to meet the people behind the blog/book/article!

    I will be meeting friends old and new at the upcoming She Speaks conference. Can hardly wait!

    Have a great weekend.

  10. Oh, isn’t Suzie just the greatest?! And to Suzie – isn’t Cheryl the greatest?! So glad you two wonderful girls got to meet face-to-face.

    Now I need to meet Flea. ;-)


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