Thankful for My Gift From Heaven...Happy Birthday, Larry!

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Thankful for My Gift From Heaven...Happy Birthday Larry.


Forty-three years ago I was given a gift from heaven and I have given thanks ever since. Today is Larry’s birthday and I want to celebrate this remarkable man. 


According to a psychic whom I went to 40+ years ago (all the consultants in my office went for fun) Larry and I have been married to each other in at least 3 of our previous lives. No...I haven’t in the world do you prove or disprove this?!  




But it might explain why we never had a date...we evolved. 

True love is finding your soulmate in your best friend.  Faye Hall

We began as friends at our apartment complex spending Saturdays and Sundays at the pool playing water volleyball or backgammon with our group of friends. Then that same group of friends went out for dinner together or grilled outside. 


Had I not met Larry, I never would have gone hunting, camping, or fishing; learned how to drive a boat and navigate it as well.  By observing his managerial style, I learned that a good manager needs at least this very important character trait...a healthy dose of self-esteem. 




He loves to take something that’s broken, take it apart and fix it. In his retirement, he’s become a better baker than I am. He bought a sewing machine so he could sew a lightweight tent when he went on a 12-day wilderness kayaking trip in the Everglades. On that trip, he slept on the beach with crocodiles just feet away from him.


I cannot think of anyone else I would rather spend my days with. 


Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life. Richard Bach


larry and kathy

Happy Birthday to my good friend, my husband, and my special gift from heaven. 


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Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Happy birthday Larry. Here's is to many more. What a beautiful tribute to your soul mate. 

Dec 01, 2020 09:22 AM #15
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

What a wonderful tribute to Larry on his birthday.  I'm sure you will make it a great one for him.

Dec 01, 2020 09:43 AM #16
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Happy Birthday Larry!

And Kathy do you like to read?  If you do then I highly suggest based on this post that read "what dreams may come" by Richard Mathison.  I know you would love it as much as I did.  It's a book about the transending time and space to be with your soulmate.  

Dec 01, 2020 09:47 AM #17
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

What a beautiful post Kathy Streib Yes I believe you spent 3 lifetimes together . No need to prove it just believe. This is just a feel-good wonderful post and I feel so lucky to know you Happy Birthday to Larry he must be some kind of wonderful guy 

Dec 01, 2020 01:22 PM #18
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

What a lovely birthday post to Larry! One heck of a love story too - 3 past lifes as well.  Wow! Now that's love and a whole lot of fun together!

                                                                                                      Happy Birthday Larry!


Dec 01, 2020 03:03 PM #19
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy we are truly blessed when we find that special person to share out life with, even if we might only be blessed with one life time with them.

Happy Birthday Larry!!!

Dec 01, 2020 04:30 PM #20
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Thank you Nina Hollander I am so lucky and blessed. 

Donald Urschalitz that view makes me once again, miss the beach. 

Brian England the funny thing is that it doesn't seem like that long. 

Dec 01, 2020 04:32 PM #21
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Ed Silva I think I found him because I wasn't looking! 

Wayne Martin I think you're right. It doesn't seem like that long, does it!

Ron and Alexandra Seigel that's exactly how I feel.   I would like to think that we'll be together again...

Dec 01, 2020 05:31 PM #22
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Kat Palmiotti I consider myself very lucky. 

Michael Jacobs LOL  it wasn't planned, I can assure you!  After he and his friend pitched their tents, they scouted the area and found crocodiles, which live in brackish water. He said in the middle of the night he heard noise outside his tent but wasn't sure what to do. The next morning, he did see crocodile prints on the sand near the tent. 

Dec 01, 2020 05:41 PM #23
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Carol Williams While I wrote this, I thought of others who've had their soul mates and thought of you. 

Thank you Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD He's in hog heaven because he gets to watch his Kansas Jayhawks play tonight. 


Dec 01, 2020 05:55 PM #24
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Thank you Joan Cox he is having a special day...lots of basketball on tv. 

Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS he is a gift I wouldn't think of returning. 

Hi Rocky Dickerson what a special adventurer!!!!  I like his commercials. 

Dec 01, 2020 06:02 PM #25
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Thank you, Kathy.  As much as I miss him, I do feel blessed to have had 30 years with him. Not everyone finds their soulmate. So happy for you and Larry!

Dec 01, 2020 06:11 PM #26
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kathy Streib - was a wonderful soulmate Larry is to you.  You both have something very special together.  Happy Birthdy wishes to Larry.

Dec 01, 2020 06:39 PM #27
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Great tribute to Larry and I feel I got to know him  a little here. I love happy spouses, I'm one, I love seeing other marriages thrive. We know how hard it is, that's why we should celebrate the passing years with our beloved.

Dec 01, 2020 09:51 PM #28
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

What a wonderful tribute to Larry for his birthday! No doubt he had a very special day celebrating with you!


Dec 01, 2020 10:01 PM #29
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kadthy loved your postand the pictures were awesome too Happy Birthday to your Hubby:)Endre

Dec 01, 2020 10:47 PM #30
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

No surprise here, I'm a day late, but please convey my Happy Birthday wishes to Larry

Dec 02, 2020 12:15 AM #31
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Happy Birthday, Larry!  And, I suspect that psychic was on to something with you two, Kathy!

Dec 02, 2020 01:59 AM #32
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

What a nice birthday card to your love! I have never met him, but I know that Rick and I would love him. 

Happy birthday Larry!

Dec 02, 2020 03:46 PM #33
Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I am so happy that you two found each other and continue to enjoy each other.  Happy birthday to Larry!

Btw-I have kayaked with the crocodiles, but I do not think I would get much sleep with them nearby.  Larry is a brave man!

Dec 30, 2020 09:30 PM #34
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