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Meeting Spark Friends

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Yesterday was a beautiful day in more ways than one. The weather was perfect in Chicago. What made it more perfect was the opportunity to meet some long time Spark friends. First of all one of my longest and dearest Spark friends was visiting the U.S from Australia. So two other Spark friends and myself were able to drive to Chicago and spent the day together. What a joy and a blessing. Joyce and her husband drove all the way from Ohio for the day. They left very early in the morning to get there by noon. I drove with Trudy for 2 1/2 hours. Ania and her husband rode the metro out of the city so that we could spend the day together. Not to be left out were other friends that could not make it to Chicago but were certainly with us in spirit, we talked with them on the phone.

We had lunch at a local pub. You would never have believed that we had up to this point been only virtual friends. The hugs exchanged and laughter and conversation made us all feel like we were meeting long time friends.

It was such an enjoyable day that it was sad that it must come to an end. The blessing is that we can continue our friendships here on Spark. We will keep in touch and will continue those friendships forever. I am still smiling when I think of the memories we were making and have made for a lifetime.
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  • GRATEFULADY
    You are all so right!!! Nothing like Spark friends. It is so great to finally meet face to face and give real hugs instead of virtual hugs. Our "mini" Spark rally was a great one.
    3574 days ago
  • SHARONSPARKLE
    The greatest part of meeting Spark Friends is that you already know them so it's not like meeting strangers. There is an instant bond. The group you met with are no exception. I'm so glad you were able to do this little "mini" Spark Rally! It will live on in your memories for a long time to come.
    3574 days ago
  • JUSTCHELLE75
    That sounds so incredible. Kudos to you all for making it happen
    3575 days ago
  • ZELLAZM
    Fun! and great that you included those who couldn't be there IRL through phone calls - -- and this blog!
    3575 days ago
  • GOHUSKERS2
    How fantastic!!! Spark friends are indeed very special friends.
    3575 days ago
  • FUNKY5RED
    What a wonderful trip! Spark friends are so great is so many ways. You are lucky to have spent time with some of yours.
    3575 days ago
  • KAYE454
    Spark friends is such a blessing and they help us succeed in our daily quest
    3576 days ago
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