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Thankful for My Soulmate

Many years ago, I was in a session with a metaphysicist in Houston. Some of my co-workers had gone for fun and we all ended up giving it a try.

As I sat there, she told me that my young man and I were not married but larry and kathythat we would be someday.  I just had to give him time.  She also said that we had been married to each other in at least 3 of our previous lives.

Of course, while I always keep an open-for-anything mind, I was a bit cynical because how in the world do you prove that!


However, after almost 40 years together, I have to say she was right. Larry and I never had a date, not in the traditional sense. We were part of a wonderful group at our apartment complex. We played water volleyball, cards, and went out as a huge group on Friday and Saturday nights.

I am forever grateful that the powers that be in the matchmaker world put us together.

He is my hero, my friend and the love of my life.

Larry was an F-4 pilot who sat nuclear alerts and air defense.  He has the calm that pilots have which balances my knee-jerk reaction personality.

He is also a problem solver.  Most of us look for solutions to a problem by going from point A to point B.  Larry looks for alternatives and not just the direct course of action.

I love the life we’ve had and wouldn’t have changed a thing about it.


So I guess you could say that the metaphysicist in Houston was right.

(by the way, she also told me that he was out buying a boat or thinking of buying a boat that day.  

Sure, I thought!  That night after work when I asked Larry how his day was...he said…

I was out looking at a boat for us!




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Bill Roberts
Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate - Oceanside, CA
"Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner

Well Kathy Streib Some time ago you said you were twelve when you "first" met Larry. Now you say you were living and playing in the same apartment complex. Just how old were you?

And did you ever get that boat?

Bill Roberts

Nov 23, 2016 07:49 AM #12
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

A true love story! That's awesome. You guys are perfect for each other!

Nov 23, 2016 07:55 AM #13
Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

I'm so happy for you both! There is nothing better in life than having that someone special! 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 23, 2016 08:03 AM #14
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

You are one of the lucky ones.  Not many can say they found and kept the love of their lives!  :)   I too have been blessed and live with an amazing man.  Thank you for sharing!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 23, 2016 09:29 AM #15
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sharon Lee it's hard to believe it's been 40 years. 

Dorie Dillard you two as well, were made for each other!!!  15 great years are better than  what many get. 

Thank you Barbara Todaro I count my blessings every day. 

Nov 23, 2016 10:14 AM #16
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Beth Atalay that would be a true blessing.  But we would be awfully wrinkled !! LOL

James Dray They're fun to go to when you keep an open mind. 

Gita Bantwal thank you and I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. 


Nov 23, 2016 10:19 AM #17
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Ron and Alexandra Seigel that's why I love a good "chick flick."  

Brian England that would have been strange. 

I agree Wayne Martin and this one worked out well. 

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® Oh yes, and about 5 or 6 many more boats. 

Nov 23, 2016 10:21 AM #18
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Michael Jacobs Melissa McCarthy! LOL or how about Sandra Oh. 

Bill Roberts I was old enough to have graduated college!  And yes, we bought the first of several boats we had. 

Sharon Tara I think we are!!!  Anyway, we're stuck with each other now. 

Nov 23, 2016 10:23 AM #19
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Janice Ankrett it is a true blessing. 

Joy Daniels Thank you and glad that you have found yours as well. 

Nov 23, 2016 10:24 AM #20
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

souls will find each other regardless of the circumstances that may appear in the world

Nov 23, 2016 10:41 AM #21
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Thanks for sharing your wonderful story, Kathy!  

Nov 23, 2016 12:24 PM #22
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kathy Streib - As I was reading your amazing story, I kept thinking to myself, this would make a great novel, like The Notebook, or any of Nicolas Sparks books/movies. Then I read all the comments and came upon feedback from someone very insightful and that would be Michael Jacobs. Did he steal my thoughts before I read your post? Perhaps I need to find a metaphysical wizzard in DFW?

Nov 23, 2016 02:57 PM #23
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

You're fortunate to have found your soulmate, Kathy!  And, it's definitely one of those things to be grateful for!

Nov 23, 2016 06:20 PM #24
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Kathy, knowing that Larry is the same as my Larry (in name and soulmate-quality), it is wonderful to flesh out your history, having already been aware of how you feel about him. I think I have to say this is one of my blogposts of yours. 

That metaphysicist--where is she now?? We could all tap into her intuitive sense for knowing what will be. 

Nov 23, 2016 08:23 PM #25
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

That is super sweet and shows that some people are made for each other. I have enjoyed learningmore about what is important to you and your life. Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 23, 2016 08:33 PM #26
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Thanks for sharing the story . . . .

Good luck and success,

Lou Ludwig

Nov 23, 2016 10:00 PM #27
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Soo cool Kathy!

Happy Thanksgiving !

Thanksgiving greetings

I hope that you and your loved ones have a very good weekend!

Nov 23, 2016 11:13 PM #28
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

I also had a preiction like that from a Witvh in Salem.....and sure was true...I did marry that man I already knew !

Nov 24, 2016 02:19 AM #29
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

There isn't anything better than being married to your best friend and soulmate.

Happy Thanksgiving, Kathy!

Nov 24, 2016 05:34 AM #30
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Glad that you have a soul mate...I do too!  We are both super lucky!

Nov 26, 2016 07:27 AM #31
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