I am excited to share in the "love" challenge from Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, and Rocky Dickerson. This is an easy challenge as I can share that my years here in the Rain have been extra special. Anyone who is missing this aspect of blogging on this platform is missing a very special blessing.
My very first AR love fest began with fellow bloggers Cherise Selley and her husband Gordon. I began reading her posts and felt an immediate connection to her. After a few months, I just knew I had to get to know these people. Gordon actually said to Cherise that we needed to meet.
We had our first phone call and after that, as they say, "the rest is history". Not only have these two become best friends of ours, but we also vacation together, travel to see one another in our home states, and keep in touch weekly. Cherise and Gordon now have their own Podcast called the Gordon and Cherise Show. They share their intense struggles of overcoming adversity through chronic pain.
These two are so very special to me, my husband Mark, and our son Cayden. I am so thankful that Active Rain brought us together. What a great example of how much more than a blogging site Active Rain provides.
My next AR love story involves our beloved Anna Banana! We were planning a family reunion trip to Phoenix and I knew I had to meet this wonderful woman in person. I called her up and we set up a time and place to meet. She and her amazing husband met us at a local wine bar.
It was as if time stood still and that we had known one another for years which in reality, we had through the world of blogging. We shared stories, laughed, and had the best time. It was truly great to meet this wonderful iconic blogger.
As you can see, these are just a few of the love connections found here in the Rain. I have many wonderful friends via this platform and am so thankful I landed here back in 2010. If you haven't discovered this great benefit of Active Rain, take a moment to start commenting and getting to know your fellow bloggers. It's a great group of peeps!