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Gratitude

Every once in a while, you meet someone who becomes a very dear friend and even distance can’t change it. I met Sarah when I had her create a special gift for Eric for our 1st anniversary. She was a student at Langara and Eric raved about this painted portrait she’d created for one of her projects. I saw it when I was at the college one day and agreed it was stunning. It was then I decided to have her create one for me. The look of shock on Eric’s face when I gave it to him was priceless and worth the secrets I’d kept from him for months!

This was the start of my friendship with Sarah. Over time, it evolved to include our husbands and we would all get together once a month for dinner. The dinners were always fun affairs and something we all looked forward to. The conversations would go well into the night and were always filled with laughter.

A few years ago, Sarah and her husband, Gregg, moved back to Manitoba. They wanted to be closer to their families and they had the opportunity to buy the family farm, so they took it. It was a very bittersweet moment when they told us. We were so excited for them and the possibilities of what lay ahead, but were so sad to see them leave Vancouver!

Sarah’s in town this week for work, so last night, I picked her up from her hotel and we headed out to our place for dinner. It was like no time had passed at all and we talked for hours. This is the beauty of good friends. You can talk when you have time. You can go a couple of years without seeing each other and then you can pick up where you left off. The only thing that would have made the evening even better, were if Gregg and their daughter had made the trip out too! Some day that will happen.

So, you’re probably wondering why I’m sharing this all with you. It’s pretty simple. In a world filled with “bad news” stories and nasty political campaigning, I wanted to focus on something positive. There are many things in this world that I’m so grateful for. Having friends like Sarah, is one of them.

Happy Wednesday!

p.s. Sorry… no photo today… we were too busy talking!

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