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.