A Small MeetUp Makes A Huge Impact!
Traveling to Houston became necessary due to an unfortunate event. Our son Sebastian, broke his neck, fractured his temporal lobe, several vertebrae in his lower back. He had emergency surgery to fuse his C-6 to his C-7 vertebrae, put a plate and screws to stabilize and work to stop a brain bleed.
Daughter-in-law, Devyn, the grands, Kenslee and Kodah greeted me at airport and my spirits were instantly lifted. Knowing that the trip would be near Kathy Streib, I called prior to leaving the St. George area and asked if she'd be available for lunch. We finally agreed to meet at The Cheesecake Factory.
Hugs were exchanged as soon as we saw each before sitting down. During our time together, it seemed as if we were old friends, enjoying the (sometimes) lively conversation while sharing information! We agreed to do this again in the future and hope Michael and Larry will make it next time.
Kathy brought some freshly baked yogurt bread that Larry baked, as a gift, (we sliced it and had French toast this morning). I gave her a Silo hat and she is now an honorary member! Kenslee wrote Kathy a very special letter which she now has displayed on the refrigerator at home.
A few quotes come to mind as I think about ActiveRain member interactions and how some people naturally transform from a professional stance to a more personal relationship status. This is definitely one of those occasions!
The greatest gift of life is friendship,
and I have received it. Hubert H. Humphrey
A friend is a gift you give yourself.
Robert Louis Stevenson
When meeting Kathy Streib in person, her sincerity, intelligence and wit are inherently part of her nature. Am truly blessed to know her!