Sharing the Love Active Rain Style

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Beam & Branch Realty TREC #547752

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!

 

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   Paula L. McDonald ~ REALTOR®, 

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Comments (13)

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Paula - that was so fun to meet you and your husband on  that lovely Sunday in Phoenix!  And it was exactly like this - 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.

Feb 26, 2021 09:26 AM
Paula McDonald, Ph.D.
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Thank you Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker - I will always cherish that time.

Feb 26, 2021 09:28 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Paula McDonald, Ph.D. what a great post. Love to hear about great positive experiences in AR!

Feb 26, 2021 10:04 AM
Paula McDonald, Ph.D.
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Thank you Rocky Dickerson - this was a great idea for your Valentine's challenge.

Feb 26, 2021 10:31 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

, I was lucky enough to meet Anna Banana and she is one of a kind and a great person to know.

 

Feb 26, 2021 10:52 AM
Paula McDonald, Ph.D.
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

You are so right, Will Hamm! She is a one of a kind and we are blessed by her here in the Rain.

Feb 26, 2021 11:19 AM
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

Hi Paula,
I don't know Cherise and Gordon but I have had the opportunity to meet and spend time with Anna Banana and her husband Gary. Fun and smart people!

Feb 26, 2021 11:23 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I agree with you 100% Paula McDonald, Ph.D. - people who are not making or have not made connections with people are missing what may be the sweetest piece of the community/platform. 

 

Feb 26, 2021 11:26 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

What a really nice post this is, Paula.  I have made a few close connections here on ActiveRain.  It is amazing that we can develop close bonds online like we sometimes do.

Feb 26, 2021 07:55 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Paula, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Feb 26, 2021 07:55 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Paula.

I've met several people I follow in the Rain.  The meetings are so special.

Feb 27, 2021 12:21 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi Paula, thanks for sharing these great stories. How wonderful to have met such dear friends. We have done the same and it's hard to believe our friendship starting with comments on a blog. 

Feb 27, 2021 06:33 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paula - in some ways, this is quite special while in other ways, it seems to be just like ActiveRain.  

Feb 27, 2021 06:46 AM

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